Norman Wainwright was born in 1929 and has lived in and around Belper all his life.
Norman moved to our Ada Belfield care home in September 2018 and has become one of the star attractions in the home. 

Michaela Langsdon from the home said:

“During lockdown, Norman; along with many other people, has craved visits and contact from friends and family. 

“He misses his daughter and his nephew greatly, but keeps in touch with regular phone calls and the staff support with video calls.

“The home has not been open to the hairdresser who usually comes in twice a week. Therefore Norman’s silver locks have been allowed to grow. One of the agency staff who is currently not able to work as a barber offered to cut Norman’s hair. 

“As you can see, he was thrilled to bits!”

The home has also been fortunate enough to  employ a multi-talented care worker who is also a trained hairdresser. 

She stays after her care shift to cut, wash and style the ladies hair – ensuring their dignity is maintained throughout the coronavirus pandemic. 

A simple and kind gesture that makes such a huge difference to a person and their sense of well-being. What marvellous Derbyshire spirit.