Care home gets some pampering

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THE generation gap was bridged this week as health and beauty students treated residents at a care home to a day of pampering on Wednesday.

Students on the 14 to 16-year-old health and beauty course at West Suffolk College took their skills to Wamil Court Care Home, in Mildenhall, to treat some of the residents there to a bit of ‘me’ time.

Jenna Jones, a carer at Wamil Court, said the residents enjoyed the treatments and youthful conversation.

“They absolutely loved it, it’s something really different for them,” she said.

“The atmosphere was so nice because the residents love it when younger people and children come to the home.”

Nail filing and painting and hand massages were dished out to the residents, giving the students a chance to test out their skills.

Michele Faiers, head of schooling programmes at West Suffolk, said the students enjoyed the day.

“They said the experience will last with them a long time.

“It was something totally different for them,” she said.

The students were in Year 11 at Thetford Academy. They attend the course one day a week, with tutor Clare Turnbull leading the class.