Sally, a resident at HICA Care Home for Learning Disabilities, Isaac Robinson court loves treating her friends and staff to hand beauty treatments at ‘Sally’s Salon’.  As Lockdown restrictions begin to ease Sally is delighted to be able to open up her Salon again where she is using PPE to help keep her customers safe.

After falling in love with giving beauty treatments whilst at Hull College Sally set up ‘Sally’s Salon’ where she gives hand treatments such as nail treatments and hand massages. She first heard about beauty treatments whist doing a first Aid court at Hull college. She saw the course on beauty treatments, and it all started from there. Sally says ‘I have always loved taking care of others and like to make them feel good’.

Before Lockdown her salon was open twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. She has her own tabard with her job title and salon name on it. She also has a trolley with tools, including an assortment of colorful nail varnishes and gloves and her diary with the list of customers who have visited. As well as completing the treatments she also enjoys creating posters to advertise her salon.

The last year has been difficult for everyone and Sally decided at the start of lockdown that she would close her salon to help keep her fellow residents safe. However, she found a new way to put her knowledge to good use and has been offering hand care advice to everyone as they have been washing their hands more often. Sally has been advising them on how to prevent their hands getting too dry.

She is greatly looking forward to the restrictions easing as she can now begin to reopen her salon with the support of Activity Coordinator Jayne. To help to keep people safe both Sally and her customers will be wearing PPE. She will also be able to continue training her keyworker Michelle who she has been training up as her assistant. Whilst people receive hand treatments, Michelle has been giving haircuts. Sally also takes part in charity work supporting summer fayres and joining in with fundraisers.

Staff at Isaac Robinson Court are very proud of Sally and all her achievements with a team member saying ‘She is a truly inspirational individual’.

Isaac Robinson Court is part of the HICA Group, a not for profit organisation, which operates a portfolio of 17 residential care homes, five of which are for people with a learning disability, along with two retirement villages.  The company also runs a home care service providing approximately 11,500 hours of support and care from four regional offices in the North of England.