Joy at Crouched Friars as all residents are vaccinated

We are overjoyed to share with you that all of our residents have received their first jab of the vaccine.

Crouched Friars was visited by two general practitioners on January 21, who immunised 39 of our residents and four of our staff with the AstraZeneca vaccine, a crucial milestone in the fight against the covid-19, nine months after we went into lockdown on 23 March 2020.

Suzanne Walton, who is 75 and a resident at Crouched Friars, was one of the first to receive the jab, she said: I was very pleased to have my jab, my arm feels fine, no pain, it’s like nothing happened.”

Paulina Eagle, home manager at Crouched Friars, commented: “Our residents and staff are thrilled to have received their first jab this week, providing them with this protection and glimmer of hope that they deserve.

“It’s a huge relief especially for our staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the covid-19 pandemic, prioritising the health and safety of our residents.

“As Covid-19 continues in the UK, we will remain extremely vigilant to keep our much-loved residents and staff safe and well.”

We are continuing to follow strict safety procedures, with all visits being cancelled while the country is in its third national lockdown.

Our staff have worked hard to ensure that residents have had regular contact with their families by phone or video call, but close up, face to face conversations have not been possible.

Crouched Friars are pleased to be still welcoming new residents to the home. We have specific procedures in place, to continue to support families who are looking for care for a loved one, whilst minimising the risk for residents and staff.

For more information on Crouched Friars, or to take a look around the home, please call our friendly team on 01206 572647 or visit

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