Forgotten Feet started in 2013 by Podiatrist Deborah Monk, in a Worcester homeless centre. It’s aim to provide a free foot care service for the poorest in society, sited in existing homeless centres to encourage uptake and make access as easy as possible for the service users.
Since then, Forgotten Feet has grown significantly and continues to grow with a committed band of volunteers, opening clinics around the U.K. Our aim is to open as many clinics as possible in towns and cities to meet the needs of the homeless, socially isolated and vulnerable.
The benefits are not only the immediate relief of pain and discomfort, but issuing shoes and socks if needed, spending time and listening to people to make them feel more valued, and encouraging an increased uptake of other healthcare services .
A little kindness goes a long way.