Ladies from the Warrington Speak-Up Project enjoyed a pamper session in the Academy at Warrington Collegiate recently, getting nail treatment tips as well as having their nails painted in a colour of their choice.L-R Jill Chamberlain. Sue Parker, Catherine Haines, Nicola Moores, Gemma Howes, Christine Hollwell
Julia Stokes, lecturer in beauty therapy told us, “The ladies were really enthusiastic and clearly enjoyed themselves. Students always enjoy working with clients. It gives them both valuable practical experience and confidence, both essential employability skills they will need for their careers in this competitive industry.”
Project co-ordinator Warrington Speak-Up Project, Pip Horne added, “The ladies really appreciated the treat and will be smiling for days to come. It’s particularly enjoyable to work in partnership with Warrington Collegiate and the beauty therapy students.”
Pip has created the ‘Ladies Group’ as a spin off from the very popular Tuesday morning, Advocacy in Action group at Warrington Speak Up.
Warrington Speak Up works with individuals to ensure that they have a strong voice, have their rights respected and experience greater choice and control over their lives to create real change.
Pip explains, “We began regular meetings following a very successful session which ran to promote breast screening for ladies with a learning difficulty. By popular demand the group now meet monthly to discuss women’s issues, have fun and enjoy themselves, all of which helps to boost their confidence.
Warrington Speak Up is an independent advocacy organisation actively promoting and providing advocacy. The aim is to strengthen the voice of people living in Warrington who face discrimination, disadvantage and social isolation.