Caring barber opens on Sundays to offer free haircuts to homeless people in Milton Keynes

A small barber shop shop has proved it is a cut above by helping rough sleepers feel better about themselves.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:24 am

Caring Cass Bam runs Blades Barbers in New Bradwell and is opening her doors for the next two Sundays specifically to help homeless people.

The St James Street shop is offering a free haircut, cup of tea and a listening ear to everyone that turns up.

"Little acts of kindness can go such a long way," said Cass, who has already put chairs outside her shop so local people can stop and enjoy a socially distanced cuppa and chat.

Cass outside her barbers shop

"We do free haircuts for homeless people a few times a year. I've handed out loads of leaflets to shelters so people know about it."

The shop will be open between 10am and 5pm on Sunday.

"It’s basically just to help people out and to let them know that during the pandemic they haven't been forgotten about," said Cass, who took over the shop just before the first lockdown last year.

"It’s been such a rough couple of years for everyone, myself included as I had just got the shop then went in to lockdown. But this is to let people know that we are here for others still - we're here to listen to put smiles on faces."

Cass has praised the people of New Bradwell for supporting her business.

"It's a lovely little area and everyone is so supportive," she said.

When youths defaced her shop with graffiti, Cass didn't call the police but instead spread the word through local mums to find out who was responsible.

"I got them to paint it off!" she said.