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Lee Bernard from Caremark Colchester

Caremark Colchester, Colbea tenant, are expanding their training for care assistance in this time of crisis.


Caremark Colchester are offering immediate training, support and full PPE equipment for those wanting to help and find employment as a carer. They are also requesting assistance from local businesses and anyone able to donate a service, skill or item that will be of vital importance during this time. Colbea have offered Caremark Colchester additional office space in one of their currently vacant units and access to the Colbea training room through this challenging time to help Caremark rapidly expand and develop their operations.

Caremark Colchester Managing Director Lee Bernard said: “We have seen a dramatic rise in the demand for care in the local area, not just for clients with Coronavirus symptoms, but also with other health issues who are not receiving the care they need. We want to fill the gaps in the system as soon as possible.


“We have a team of trainers available and clients desperate for care, and we are ready to help in any way we can. If you know of someone who needs help in the Colchester area please call our care crisis helpline 01206 487398 (kindly provided by Zen Systems) or email us at (kindly provided by Weald IT)”.


Local support and services have already been received by the following local businesses and volunteers:

  • Autoenhance services Colchester for air conditioning sterilisation for carers using their own cars
  • A local window cleaner to clean clients’ windows
  • A volunteer helping with social media
  • A volunteer helping with HR and recruitment

Further information about other items required, and how to donate to the cause can be found here:

Colbea are offering extended 1:1 business advice sessions to any businesses in need during the crisis. To access this support call 01206 548 833 or email