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

Our Team

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

Making a difference

What Friends and Family Say

  • "Well beyond anything one could set out as a requirement"

    “The fact that so many people showed a real and consistent interest in her welfare is well beyond anything one could set out as a requirement”

  • "Go the extra mile for people they care for"

    Balkerne Gardens Trust staff and Managers, go the extra mile for the people they care for. I remember Irena bringing some beautiful dried flowers to my mother when she had respite care at Freda Gunton Lodge. These are flowers mum loved. The carer had understood what she cared about. This small act was so special to her….and to me.

We are a not-for-profit organisation

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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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