Longmores Charitable Foundation supports Caring Hair
This April, the trustee of the Foundation decided to award a grant to Caring Hair for their Hair Loss Help at Home service. The service aims to improve the psychological wellbeing of Hertfordshire residents with hair loss due to cancer treatments, who are housebound or in hospital due to their diagnosis and vulnerability to coronavirus.
Hair Loss Help at Home
At this current time with the coronavirus pandemic cancer patients are some of the most critically vulnerable people within our society. Many patients cannot visit a wig supplier and are very traumatised by their hair loss and lack of appropriate supplies such as a specialist head scarf.
Through Hair Loss Help at Home, Caring Hair will run a free outreach service that will provide a phone consultation with a specially trained Cancer Hair Care Specialist, followed by a custom made pack of specialist hair loss items such as wigs and scarfs. Further assistance is offered to patients via video tutorials and support throughout their cancer treatment related hair loss journey. The team delivering the service is a mixture of experts in their field coupled with people who have experienced hair loss and cancer treatment first hand.
Jasmin Julia Gupta, Cancer Hair Care NHS Clinical Director & Charity Founder, commented on the grant: “At Cancer Hair Care we are so delighted to receive a grant. During these challenging times people undergoing chemotherapy treatment are more isolated than ever before. To know that a Cancer Hair Care Specialist will support them all the way through their hair loss journey means so much to people. The free hair loss help packs that each person is sent mean that no one has to face cancer and hair loss alone. No one will go without the items of a wig or a scarf that allows them the dignity they need – thank you so much for supporting us so that we can continue to support those local people in need“.
The Longmores Charitable Foundation was founded in 2016 with the aim to help worthy local causes; particularly smaller and less well-known causes that are often in greater need of financial support than many of the established national charities.