“It’s nice to be pampered”, Derek the Hairdresser at Millman Street

“It’s nice to be pampered”, Derek the Hairdresser at Millman Street

Once a fortnight our Older People’s Resource Centre at Millman Street hosts mobile hairdresser Derek Roman who gives a wash, cut and colour to many of our older members.

Derek is a state registered mobile hairdresser cutting hair in community centres, sheltered accommodation and nursing homes in London and has been cutting hair at Millman Street for over 3 years.

For Derek he says he “likes the freedom of being a mobile hairdresser, when I was in the salon I felt very constrained and would often go without lunch”.

He has built up a regular set of clients building great rapport with his older clients who “like having continuity over the years”.   Such as Joyce (pictured) who books her appointment every two weeks for a cut and shampoo and ever six weeks a colour.

Joyce says that Derek “is a jewel” believing that “it’s nice to be pampered.  I have always been quite careful with money and as i am coming up to ninety i think i deserve to get it cut regularly now.  My little friend here Derick makes me look beautiful”.

We think so too Joyce!

To find out more about becoming a member at Millman Street and the services we offer for older people please call 02074052370 (option 1)

Following the advice set out by government on 16th March we have sadly taken the decision to close the majority of our activities for the moment.   Our care provision for members at Millman Street will continue for now.  Our Befriending Scheme will start linking people by phone
The following activities will cease as of today
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Gymnastics, Taekwondo and Ballet sessions
Pottery sessions
Daily Under 5’s sessions
Media Arts Club
Sport Meets Art
Creative Communications Sessions
Carers Art Group
Over 60’s pottery and creative writing
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Digital Storytelling
Make and Mend group
Like many of you we are thinking hard about how to support the community over the next few months.  We will be in touch with details of what our offer looks like, how you can help and how you can get help.  In the meantime you can also join local ward based whats app and facebook groups organising support – follow this link to see how you can help