Residents of Lady Mico’s Almshouses sheltered accommodation received a council supported festive treat on Tuesday when beauty student volunteers from New City College hosted a luxury pamper session at their salon.
This event was part of the Tenant’s Activity Pot (TAP), a resident led initiative funded by the council, where sheltered landlords help organise activities to tackle isolation and loneliness. Residents were offered manicures, pedicures or hand and foot massages, followed by a festive lunch prepared by college catering students.
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “Tackling loneliness is a key priority for us and supporting initiatives like this is just one way we are helping reduce the risk of social isolation among some of our older residents.”
This event fits in with work across the borough to bring older residents together with the younger generation.
Councillor Amina Ali, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing, said: “We want to ensure that Tower Hamlets is a borough where as people grow older, they retain social connections, independence and dignity. It’s great to see young students taking part in such a wonderful initiative, promoting the sharing of skills between generations. As Christmas and new year festivities continue, I encourage residents to look out for those who may be isolated and invite them to join in locally.”
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Posted on Friday 20th December 2019