Older people like to stand on their own feet. They also like to get out and about and that means walking. Unfortunately they also have trouble caring for their feet. Hornsey Pensioners Action Group (www.hornseypensionersactiongroup.org.uk) has campaigned for over 8 years to highlight the importance of good foot care for older people.
Way back in November 2007 half the members at the AGM of the Haringey Forum for Older People admitted that they had trouble cutting their toenails; NHS figures confirm that 63% of those over 65 have such trouble.
Considering the health benefits of foot care that promote mobility and prevent falls and foot infections that lead to costly hospital treatment, it would be economic to provide professional services, but on the contrary services in Haringey have deteriorated.