People affected by homelessness and poverty got smart new haircuts courtesy of hairdressing tutors from City of Wolverhampton College.
Around 12 local men and women who are supported by the Good Shepherd Ministry, based at Darlington Street Methodist Church, were treated to free trims by three staff from the college’s hair training academy.
The session was organised as part of Project ICE – run by West Midlands Police to address issues that affect people in the city – after a number of homeless people involved with the scheme said that they looked and felt unkempt.
PC Paul Bevan, from Wolverhampton Police, said: “After being made aware of this issue we approached the college to see if they would be able to help and were delighted when staff offered to go along to the Good Shepherd Ministry to provide haircuts to some of the clients.”
Graham Thompson, manager of the Academy salon, who did some of the haircuts, said: “We were very happy to support the project and the clients were so appreciative that we are planning to run another session before Christmas.”