Forth Valley Top Toes (FVTT)

Charity registered in Scotland SC085838

To provide a personal footcare service to older and disabled people who cannot manage their own footcare.


Current opportunities

Forth Valley Top Toes provides a personal foot care service for clients who are unable to provide their own personal foot care. This project supports the work of NHS podiatry services, allowing them to focus on quality care for those who really need it. Good foot care can reduce the risk of falls among vulnerable older people. Clients will be given their own set of clippers at first appointment and will bring with them to each subsequent appointment. Key tasks: · Set up sterile treatment room with appropriate equipment. · Check and clean plinth. · Show client into treatment room. · Complete health and well-being checklist with each client · Remove client’s footwear (where requested by client) · Clean toenails with sterile antiseptic wipes · Clean and check the client’s set of nippers for cleanliness and suitability for use. · Cut toenails using client’s own set of clippers. · Give foot care and emollient advice. · Update client’s personal record booklet · Dispose of wipes, clippings etc. in appropriate bin. Skills, Experience, Personal Qualities Required: Volunteers are aged 18 years and over and will have excellent communication skills, good hand to eye coordination, good hand strength and dexterity; be compassionate and understanding, trustworthy; able to observe strict confidentiality. Induction training and nail cutting training (provided by NHS Forth Valley) must be completed before volunteering. PVG membership is required for this role.

Forth Valley Top Toes provides a personal foot care service for clients who have long term medical conditions and cannot manage to cut their toenail and in particular, but not exclusively those over the age of 50. This project aims to support the work of NHS podiatry services, allowing them to focus on quality care for those who really need it. Good foot care can reduce the risk of falls among vulnerable older people. Clients will be given their own set of clippers at first appointment and will bring with them to each subsequent appointment. Key tasks: • Welcome client to clinic. • Ask for clipper set and record book. • Check for any changes to medication. • Ask for donation. • Write receipt and give to client. • Make a new appointment for client. • Record donation in donations log. • Give clipper set and record booklet to personal footcare volunteer. • Be the warm, welcoming and friendly face or Forth Valley Top Toes. Skills, Experience, Personal Qualities Required: An open, friendly and welcoming personality, good at dealing with people, able to observe strict confidentiality, communicate well with others. Previous experience of working within a medical / health environment would be an advantage but not essential. Volunteers should be over 16.