The health and wellbeing of our residents, customers, tenants and staff are paramount. The Trust has taken steps to reduce the risk posed by Coronavirus. The Trust provides care to the over 65’s age group, and many of those individuals have co-morbidities that present an increased risk of ill health from COVID-19. In line with Government advice, the Trust has published a number of our policies and risk assessments below. If you have any queries relating to this information, please contact our senior team at or call us on 01206 543517.

Residential risk assessment March 2021 update

COVID Visitor risk assessment March 2021 update

SH risk assessment March 2021 update

Care at Home risk assessment March 2021 update

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Dying with dignity

Our nursing home recently received the Gold Standards Framework for End Of Life care.

Experienced, friendly, approachable

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Balkerne Gardens Trust is led by a senior team who want to see the highest standards of care and support delivered throughout the Trust.

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What Friends and Family Say

  • "Thank you for your kindness"

    “I would like to thank you for the sensitive way you explained and sorted out the finances of dad’s care when I first came to see you, and the subsequent visits for your kindness”

  • "Equalled the Savoy and the Ritz!"

    Just a quick note to thank you all so much for the wonderful afternoon on Friday. I have had afternoon tea at The Ritz and The Savoy and I am sure anyone who has also done that will agree that the food you gave us totally equalled that – it was beautiful.

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