Barber goes mobile to help vulnerable and ill people in Bridlington who are housebound

A Bridlington barber is supporting people who are unable to get out and about due to various physical disabilities, illnesses, and mental health issues by visiting them at their homes.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 3:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 3:53 pm
Barber Anthony Bates is pictured with his friend Sid who is 94 years old. Sid was Anthony’s very first customer more than 20 years’ ago.

Anthony Bates, who operates at CLIP on West Street, is taking on this extra work by becoming a mobile barber.

He is paying home visits to people with cancer, or who are bed-ridden, or residents with mental health issues, vulnerable adults, or even people who have social anxiety and would struggle to go to the shops.

CLIP is known around Bridlington for its impressive window displays which change on a regular basis.

Anthony recently paid tribute to HRH Prince Phillip following the Duke’s death and was also the Christmas window display competition winner, run by Bridlington Town Council. The next project will see the window display change to a football theme ahead of the UEFA European Football Championships.

The popular barber moved to Bridlington more than two decades ago from Nottingham and his very first customer, Sid, still gets his hair cut by Anthony.

They have become close friends with Sid, 94, ringing him every day.

Anthony said: “I am taking on home cuts for people who cannot get out.

“This could be due to cancer, mental health, vulnerable adults, or people who just cannot get out to a barbers.

“I still am at CLIP during the day and doing these home cuts during the evening.

“I will do anything I can to help people if it’s possible.”

Call 07977 255435 or go to the Clip Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Clipbarbersbridlington for more information.