Former carer starts new mobile therapy business in Fenland
A FORMER carer has started her own business offering beauty therapy to care homes and hospices after getting sick of temporary jobs.
Sammi Howie started B Pampered by Sammi with the help from the Prince’s Trust, who offer practical and financial support to young people to enable them to get into work, training or education,
B Pampered is a mobile service offering massages, body waxing, tanning, manicures and pedicures to everyone but it is primarily aimed at care homes, hospices and charities.
She said: “I take a lot of time and attention over my customers and I know there are people stuck in care homes or home-bound who like to get pampered but either can’t afford it or simply can’t get to a salon and I can offer them a good service at discounted rates.
“I want to go to care homes because, as a former carer, I am used to talking to people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and know they too want to look good if they want to go anywhere or see their families.”
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Mrs Howie, who has worked in a mushroom factory and a cal centre, enjoyed a make up course when she was 16 and decided to return after settling down from her wilder years as a teen when she got married and had a son.
When she got into training the 26-year-old therapist couldn’t get enough of learning and is now going on to study a NVQ Level Three enabling her to give hot stone therapy and eyelash extensions to her customers.
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