19 January 2021
A picture of Frontline Sanctuary employees receive Covid-19 vaccinations

Hundreds of staff and residents across our Sanctuary Care, Sanctuary Supported Living and Sanctuary Retirement Living services have been receiving their first Covid-19 vaccinations.

More than 1,400 employees and around 1,300 residents have been vaccinated across the country to date.

The vaccine is being rolled out by the NHS, with NHS workers and care home residents prioritised, followed by health and social care workers and key workers.

Natali Edwards, Home Manager at Sanctuary Care’s Rosary Nursing Home in Bridgwater, said: “The pandemic has been incredibly challenging for all of our services, colleagues and residents. We’ve unprecedented daily challenges and have worked tirelessly to keep everyone safe. I’m pleased that we’re starting to get the vaccine and can begin to see a little light at the end of the tunnel.”

Lindi Urubusi, Local Service Manager for Sanctuary Supported Living in London kept a five-day vaccine diary to share with residents and colleagues and encourage others to get protected.

Melanie Diji, Area Service Manager for Sanctuary Supported Living in East London, added: “It’s great news that the vaccine is now being rolled out. By having it we are helping to keep each other and, most importantly, our residents safe.”

All frontline health and social care workers can access a free vaccination as a key worker.

More information and guidance about the virus and vaccinations can be found by visiting the NHS and Public Health England information pages.