CARE HOME residents in Lower Earley were treated to a beauty day recently, courtesy of their carers.

Residents at Austen House Care Home, Kilnsea Drive, Lower Earley, were nicely groomed with a blow-dry and range of beauty treatments and products, as the home's usual hairdresser has been unable to visit the home's in-house salon.

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After their pampering session, the residents enjoyed a spread of teas and cakes.

Natsayi Dunira, General Manager at Austen House Care Home said: “It’s always a lovely treat to be pampered, and our residents deserve it.

"We do our best to provide a wide range of activities and entertainment at Austen House as part of the lifestyle enrichment programme for residents, and this one was most fashionable fun!

"Living in a care home doesn’t put a stop to celebrating life, and our engaging activities are designed to be enjoyed by all who want to join in.”

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Barchester Healthcare, the company that manages Austen House as well as other homes across the nation, provides residential, nursing and dementia care.

Joan, a resident at the home was able to enjoy a lovely blow dry and manicure.

She said: "I haven’t had my hair done since we went into lockdown.

"We have been unable to have our usual hairdresser come into the home so the fact that the carers helped out & made us feel wonderful."