Riverside college students attended a re- launch of the Women’s Centre in Castlefields after helping re-vamp and support the centre over the past few months.
Painting and Decorating students had worked their magic on the public areas of the centre earlier in the year and have recently helped to brighten up the salon area. The Salon is run by students studying on courses at Riverside College’s, Centre of Excellence in Hair and Beauty.
Pam Arnold from the Women’s Centre said, “The hairdressers are always professionals, showing a high level of dedication, sensitivity, care and commitment towards the women accessing the services.”
“The women who access Halton Women Centre often suffer low self esteem and confidence issues coupled with a range of social problems such as unemployment, poverty, debt and mental health problems to name a few. The Salon provides a vital and much needed community resource offering the women on low incomes or on benefits the opportunity to access high quality haircuts and blow dries. The women look forward to coming along to the salon and always receive a warm and friendly welcome from the salon team. “
“We were delighted also to have the support from the painting and decorating students who worked tirelessly to give the centre a lovely clean and fresh feel. The mix teams of both male and female students were very interested in what the centre does and their help and support in decorating the centre was much appreciated.”
Lyn Rhodes, Head of the Centre of Excellence in Hair and Beauty at Riverside College said, “It is always good to support local projects such as the Halton Women’s Centre. It not only helps support the local community, it also helps the students to gain more experience working in a different salon. We were pleased to celebrate the new look centre last week and will look forward to working with them in the future.”
John Ellis, Head of Construction at Riverside College said, “The students have worked very hard on this project, not only are they completing their painting and decorating course in college they are out in the community, gaining experience and making a difference to lots of people. I am very proud of the students and the work they have completed.”