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annodomini Wed 02-May-18 19:05:43

The Health Care Assistant at our local surgery has been trained to cut toenails for which the charge is £15 per session. I like to have mine done roughly every 4 -6 weeks. If I want a full-scale pedicure I go to a salon to get my feet well prepared for the sandal-wearing season.

callgirl1 Wed 02-May-18 18:17:30

The chiropodist came today, and charged me £30 for the 2 of us, so not bad, and she did a lovely job.

Rexdog12 Mon 30-Apr-18 22:20:28

Ok so thank you to those who have helped with my query, I found it useful. I've decided on 10am to 2pm on Wednesdays and think this will work well. Thanks again

Luckygirl Mon 30-Apr-18 21:39:55

It may not be helpful, but it is true!

Grannynise Mon 30-Apr-18 21:35:47

I think £20 is quite expensive. For £22 I have a full pedicure with polish applied in addition to nail trimming, lower leg massage etc in a spotless treatment room with a very well trained therapist. Nevertheless, good luck with your enteprise.

kittylester Mon 30-Apr-18 21:16:15

But, Lucky is entitled to post a comment.

Rexdog12 Mon 30-Apr-18 20:32:32

Lucky girl that's not very helpful and not what I asked for. The service I provide has never to my knowledge resulted in any infections for any of my customers and I have many regulars.

Luckygirl Mon 30-Apr-18 19:40:34

My OH always says that the toenail cutting services resulted in lots of patients with quite serious infections visiting his surgery a few days later!!

midgey Mon 30-Apr-18 19:08:55

My husband has a podiatrist who comes to the house, she charges thirty nine pounds. I think that’s because she is fully qualified. So your twenty pounds sounds extremely reasonable to me!

Charleygirl Mon 30-Apr-18 19:01:41

I agree with others, after 10am and maybe 2-230pm being the latest because of evenings drawing in also so that you are not hitting school pick ups. Any day would be fine I would have thought. That is an excellent idea. I can reach my feet but cannot see my nails so it is usually a bloody business here!

Rexdog12 Mon 30-Apr-18 17:52:04

Hi callgirl, I trained with the local authority podiatry team, they trained people to work in the community as the NHS don't do routine nail cutting in our area any more. We offer affordable nail cutting and hard skin smoothing, but the feet have to be 'normal'. Ie no thickened nails or corns. It's for routine nail cutting for those who can't cut their own maybe can't bend, grip, or have poor sight etc. We charge £15 to £20 so that's a fair price. A chiropody service, if you can get a visiting one would charge up to double because they are degree trained.

Fennel Mon 30-Apr-18 17:38:33

Such a good idea for a job. I wish you success.
I can still cut my own nails, but used to visit a podiatrist monthly to trim my corns etc. Mornings were best.
I paid 27euros ( just over £20.)

callgirl1 Mon 30-Apr-18 17:33:53

What a coincidence, I have someone coming to the house this week to cut my and my daughter`s toenails, as neither f us can manage it anymore. I would have preferred mid morning if I was going out to have them done, but seeing as she`s coming here it doesn`t really matter. She is charging us £20 each, is that reasonable?

Rexdog12 Mon 30-Apr-18 17:29:34

Thanks for thoughts so far. I agree with late morning, and had thought about 10 - 2? Think this works for most? And does the day of the week count eg would midweek be more popular than Mon or Fri?

ninathenana Mon 30-Apr-18 16:37:44

gringrin "arouse myself"

Flippin' predictive

ninathenana Mon 30-Apr-18 16:35:47

I agree mid morning would suit me too. I struggle for various reasons to leave the house before 10ish and wouldn't want to be going out mid-late afternoon especially when the nights draw in. It's an effort to arouse myself at that time and I just want to relax after a busy day.
Those grans that do school runs and after school care would need it to fit in too.

OldMeg Mon 30-Apr-18 16:35:18

Oddly enough this is something I’ve never considered ?????

Panache Mon 30-Apr-18 15:57:29

This may not be helpful Rexdog12 but as someone over 60 with more health issues than you would believe..........and an extreme difficulty in attending to my toe nail cutting on my feet..........I would welcome your class any day and time of the week,perhaps adding the rider .......not before 10 am!
Simply because it takes me an age to get myself presentable these days!!
I wish someone as enterprising as yourself would open up such a facility in my area.
Good luck indeed.

tanith Mon 30-Apr-18 15:55:00

If this were where I live I’d prefer mornings but after the rush hour as traffic around here is not good till after 10am, take the local area into account.

Rexdog12 Mon 30-Apr-18 15:40:51

Hi I offer a local toe nail cutting service and work mobile, getting out to those who are housebound or less mobile or agile. I have a small round of regulars. My local church has offered me use of a room one morning every 4 weeks to serve the church and locals. My question is this-which day? And what time morning or afternoon? I realise people differ but not being quite yet 60 myself I'm looking for advice from those aged 60 upwards who are in a routine. When would you be likely to come to a toenail cutting session? smile