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 November update

COVID Visitor risk assessment November update

SH risk assessment November update

Care at Home risk assessment November 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

  • "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.

  • "Management and staff, all highly dedicated and accessible, with on-call support 24 hours a day."

    Choosing ones “retirement home” is a major milestone in life. I enjoy the independence, comfort and security provided by the foresight of management and staff, all highly dedicated and accessible, with on-call support 24 hours a day.

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Balkerne Gardens is an exempt charity and a not for profit organisation. To help us maintain our services for the benefit of the growing population of older people in Colchester and the surrounding area, we are often fortunate to recieve the assisstance of local businesses, charitable organisations and individual volunteers.

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