Ask Sheila England

Sheila will try to answer as many of your English Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

01st July 2020

Can an activity person cut hair?

I work in a nursing home . Can an activity person cut a resident’s hair? We used to have a qualified hairdresser do this

Thank you for your question. COVID-19 has resulted in many challenges and the inability to get a haircut is an issue that many people are facing. As to whether an activity person can cut a residents hair is down to whether the resident can consent to have someone other than a hairdresser or barber cut their hair. If they do have the capacity, and the resident has asked, given the current situation, I would agree. However, as the lockdown is easing it may be better to see if someone can visit.


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.








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