The Creative Industries Federation is the membership body which represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.
Through our unique network of creative organisations, our influential policy and advocacy work and our extensive, UK-wide events programme we support and celebrate the work of our members.
Our membership network comprises more than 10,000 individuals from creative organisations, businesses and educational institutions throughout the UK.
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the Beauty Industry’s flagship charity. For 25 years it has been providing confidence-boosting workshops for cancer patients across the UK and in 26 countries worldwide.
Over 45 member companies and brands support Look Good Feel Better UK and work together to enable the charity to reach out to over 170,000 people with its unique services. Workshops, online tutorials and additional support materials are available for women, young adults and in 2018 LGFB UK launched a new range of services for men.
Developed by national skin cancer charity, Skcin – MASCED (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection) is an innovative, online training programme, that harnesses the power of beauty industry professionals, by teaching them how to spot the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer and save lives.
The objective of the MASCED programme is to facilitate the provision of effective training, with quality printed and on-line resources, enabling beauty industry professionals to upskill and integrate this knowledge into their everyday practice, adding value to the British beauty industry and the local communities in which they operate.
Haircuts4Homeless is a community group set up by veteran hairdresser Stewart Roberts. Inspired by the actions of hairdressers in various parts of the world cutting hair for the homeless, Stewart set out not only to do this his self but to build a whole community of skilled hairdresser volunteers who give their time free of charge to give haircuts for homeless people.
Homeless people have many challenges to face, one of them often being a low self-esteem. A haircut can have a great effect on someone, giving them a real boost. It’s often way down on a homeless persons priorities with what lack of money so the service proves to be very popular. One of people’s basic rights is for them to feel good about themselves and this service can give that to people.
Hairdressers have a known empathy and are great communicators. The industry is known for its generosity and willingness to help people therefore there are many that would willingly give some of their time and expertise. We started the project in Havering and, with the right amount of support, plan to roll it out across the UK & beyond. There is something very personal about cutting someone’s hair that can be both enjoyable and therapeutic which is something that many homeless people rarely get.
At Haircuts4Homeless it's more than just a haircut, it's kindness shown that makes a homeless person know that people really care.