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raised of £400 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £410 to fund podiatry supplies to enable us to provide foot care to the homeless community.

    Funded on Tuesday, 31st July 2018

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    East Kent Foot Care are working together with Action on Homelessness in Folkestone to provide a foot care service this winter period with the aim of turning forgotten feet into ‘happy’ feet.

    East Kent Foot Care provides a comprehensive foot care service in to clients both through clinics and domiciliary settings within the areas of Folkestone, Hythe and the surrounding villages. We have come together to work alongside Action on Homelessness in Folkestone to extend this provision to aid homeless people who would like to take advantage of this provision.

    East Kent Foot Care will be running drop in services over the winter period located by Central station and The United Reform Church in Folkestone where Action for Homelessness in Folkestone convene to provide their current services.

    Homeless people needless, to say are on their feet in all weathers. With this in mind they can encounter problems such as blisters, calluses, long and sometimes fungal nails. Skin infections and often conditions triggered by prolonged wet conditions as well as wounds. Anyone with any sort of infections will be referred to a local GP for medication or creams.

    Rain in particular, affects homeless people long after it stops, as there is nowhere for them to dry shoes and socks, and so wet foot wear stays on resulting in macerated foot conditions which can become infected and malodorous.

    East Kent Foot care are proud to be able to offer our expertise to this initiative and have received donations of long, warm socks that we can give to the people wanting to use this provision in the coming months. We are now urgently appealing for donations to enable us to purchase podiatry supplies to carry out the work and also look to provide this service over a longer period and not just over the winter months.



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    • nalini vaughan

      nalini vaughan

      Jul 10, 2018

      Good job!


    • Danny Hodges

      Danny Hodges

      Jul 9, 2018


    • Jan Doyle of Soroptimist International of Folkestone

      Jan Doyle of Soroptimist International of Folkestone

      May 22, 2018

      Jo Shapter was highly commended by the judges of Soroptimist International Folkestone's Inspirational Woman of the Year 2018. Well done Jo.


    • Anonymous


      Feb 19, 2018

    • Tony Hewitt

      Tony Hewitt

      Feb 16, 2018

      Keep up the good work


    • Sharon Onley

      Sharon Onley

      Feb 13, 2018

      Well done for all your very worthwhile work


    • Sharon Hayles

      Sharon Hayles

      Feb 12, 2018

      Well done and thank you for all your team do for our homeless people. X

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