Staff and volunteers from Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations who provide direct face-to-face care that poses a risk of exposure to COVID 19 can access the vaccination. 

In order to access the vaccinations at this time your service needs to be:

To access this you can send requests to


To check whether your staff would be able to access the vaccinations then please see the attached document.  There is a summary below. 

Frontline social care workers within the scope of this are:

  • Those working in long-stay residential and nursing care homes or other long-stay facilities where rapid spread is likely to following introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality
  • Social care staff directly involved in the care of their patients or clients
  • Others involved directly in delivering social care such that they and vulnerable patients are at increased risk of exposure
The priority 2 cohort therefore includes:
All frontline social care workers directly working with people clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 who need care and support irrespective of where they work (for example in people’s own homes, day centres, care homes for working age adults or supported housing); whether they care for clinically vulnerable adults or children; or who they are employed by (for example local government, NHS private sector or third sector employees)
The information below sets out the occupational groups and example roles for social care workers developed by Skills for Care4. It is, however recognised that local employers may further define job roles and titles with which the social care workforce will more readily identify, and therefore local processes to identify the frontline social care workforce should take this into account.
Direct care - These roles involve directly working with people who need care and support.
•     Activities worker
•     Care worker
•     Personal Assistant
•     Rehabilitation, reablement, enablement worker
•     Shared lives Carer
•     Advocacy worker
Management - These roles involve managerial responsibility for a small team, or a whole service.
•     Team leader or supervisor
•     Manager
•     Deputy Manager or team leader
•     Specialist coordinator, such as Dementia or end of life care coordinator
Social care support – These roles provide direct support and administrative functions
•     Housing support Officer
•     Volunteer coordinator
•     Social care prescriber/Care Navigator
•     Welfare rights
•     Employment advisor
•     Administration roles including finance, HR marketing
•     Trainer or assessor
Ancillary - These roles do not involve direct care but are vital to the running of social care 
•     Cook or Kitchen assistant
•     Housekeeping or domestic worker
•     Driver or transport manager
•     Maintenance
Regulated professionals – these roles require the worker to hold relevant qualifications and to be 
registered with a regulated body to practice.
•     Social worker
•     Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP)
•     Occupational Therapist
•     Nurse including nursing associate
•     Complimentary therapist
•     Counsellor
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CVS Cheshire East
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