Soroptimist Inspirational Woman of the Year in Shepway 2018

In May, East Kent Foot Care celebrated Jo Shapter’s news that she had been shortlisted as a finalist for the Soroptimist Inspirational Woman of the Year in Shepway awards for her dedication to improving vulnerable lives in our local community.

Jo, Viki and some of our lovely clients and friends came along to the awards ceremony at the Clifton Hotel in Folkestone to watch Jo receive her award from the Mayor. Well Done Jo!

Foot care presentation for those living with Osteoporosis

Recently, we were invited along to give a presentation to the Osteoporosis Society Support Group. We set up and delivered a bespoke presentation to the attendees ensuring we made it relevant to their condition and offered a free foot health check to all. We spent a lovely afternoon providing foot health care education, offering tips for self help as well as answering any particular questions or concerns the members had.

Expanding our services

This week Jo Shapter has been away looking at the microbiological implications affecting our feet. It was an intensive week away but well worth it and she returns with a wealth of knowledge to aid our work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jo took swabs from her own feet and the surrounding environment and incubated them for 48 hours after transferring the swabs onto Agar plates. Below are some images of what she found under the microscope! Through these important sessions we have been able to pledge to become antibiotic guardians.

#ANTIBIOTICGUARDIAN #PODIATRYASSISTANT #MICROBIOLOGY #WHATSBETWEENYOURTOES

East Kent Foot Care appear in Folkestone Herald article

The Folkestone Herald visited us whilst we were running one of our FREE clinics for the homeless and vulnerable at the Salvation army hall in Folkestone.

We are proud to attend regularly to look after the feet of those without the means to look after their own.

The clinic is completely free to the service users and we are proud to be working alongside Pam Jones and her team to be providing this in addition to the services which she and her army of volunteers strive to provide for people in these vulnerable positions.

Our service runs on the generosity of others Samson hosiery were kind enough to donate 100 pairs of socks to our cause as well as the general public making donations so as we can fund supplies to continue to provide the service.

If you are able to contribute to this service please visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/footcareprovisions

#ACTIONONHOMELESSNESS #FORGOTTENFEET #FOOTCAREPROVISIONS #EASTKENTFOOTCARE

East Kent Foot Care officially part of the Dementia Friendly Network

On 8th March 2018 the Strategic Commissioning Community Support Team at Kent County Council awarded East Kent Foot Care the official notification that we have been acknowledged as working to become dementia friendly in Kent. We are now able to work with an additional logo highlighting our status to our patients and customers.

You can find our pledges and status at http://dementiafriendlykent.org.uk/ so you can see how we are working to become dementia friendly.

#DEMENTIAAWARENESS #DEMENTIAFRIENDLY #WORKINGTOGETHERWITHTHOSELIVINGWITHDEMENTIA

 

East Kent Foot Care become Antibiotic Guardians

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today.

Why it is relevant to you: without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, even chemotherapy and animal health all rely on access to antibiotics that work.

To slow resistance we need to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics.

 

Antibiotic Guardian supports the UK Antimicrobial Resistance strategy, European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November) and World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19 November 2017)

#KEEPANTIBIOTICSWORKING #ANTIBIOTICGUARDIAN #PUBLICHEALTHENGLAND

New Foot Health Clinic at Three Hills Sport Park, Folkestone

We are proud to announce that East Kent Foot Care will be providing a new foot health clinic at the Three Hills Sports Park on Cheriton Road, Folkestone. The next clinic will take place on the 29 Janauary 2018, starting at 11:00 to 13:00. Anyone is welcome to book an appointment, but f you are a member of Shepway Sports Trust or Three Hills Sports Park we are pleased to offer you a 10% discount on the cost of your treatment.

Please contact us to book an appointment on 07745532075. Drop ins are also welcome, but priority will be for booked appointments.

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East Kent Foot Care working with Action for Homeless in Folkestone. Providing a Free Foot Health Clinic at the Salvation Army hall in Canterbury Road.

Very excited to be featured in the recent issue of the Hythe Life Community Interest Company magazine, with a piece about our work for the homeless community in our area. Last night we were at the Salvation Army hall on Canterbury Road where we offered our services to the local homeless in Shepway. We were able to treat a variety of foot health issues, as well giving out donations to all of the people we saw. We are pleased to be working alongside @Action for Homelessness in Folkestone who do an amazing job of helping people. Over the coming winter months we will be continuing to offer our time for free. If you would like to donate towards provisions for this service you can at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/footcareprovisions

We started this last night 15 January 2018 with the next clinic on the 22 January 2018 @ 16:30.

Please visit our Facebook page for more information, event times and dates. https://www.facebook.com/EastKentfootcare/