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Pupils give thumbs up to mobile barber shop!

by Gemma Melling

Most of us really looked forward to our first haircut after lockdown – but for someone with autism the experience isn’t always easy – especially when its been so long.

And knowing that many of their pupils at their post-16 provision were in need of a trim, Autism specialists Wargrave House in Newton-le-Willows were keen to ensure this could happen without causing unneccessary anxiety and stress.

So they called in a mobile barber who understood exactly how to help – and thanks to Andy from TRIM-IT there were soon some very smart looking and happy students!

Head of the Post 16 provision, Julliet Doherty, said: “We had students who were ready for a haircut after lockdown but we were unsure how well they would accept a haircut due to heightened sensory needs and related anxiety.

“Introducing the TRIM-IT ‘anxiety barber’ Andy, was a massive success. Letting the students see his mobile barber shop was a great way to break down barriers that they face.

“Teaching personal care and hygiene is an important element of the curriculum for the students and taking care of their hair and appearance is an essential part of this.”

Barber cutting hair

In fact, Wargrave House were so pleased with the results, they’re hoping to book the Trim-It Barber again next term!

For further information about Wargrave House, visit their website .

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