Welcome to Anchor's blog!

Written by people from across the organisation, our blog posts cover a range of topics and introduce ideas from different points of view. Our bloggers share news of what is going on within Anchor as well as discussing wider issues affecting older people and retirement living. Get to know the people who work and live with Anchor as they share their experiences and thoughts.

27
Mar
15

Have your say! Voting in the 7 May 2015 General Election

I’m passionate about politics and excited about the upcoming general election. In my role as Anchor’s Customer Communication’s Manager I spend a lot of time talking to the older people living with us and so I know many are looking forward to having their say on 7 May as much as me. But I also know that there can be particular challenges for some older people in casting their vote at the local polling station.

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19
Mar
15

What type of care is right for you? - New Anchor infographic

With the number of people aged 65 or over expected to rise by nearly 50% by 2032, talking about care and support in later life is now more important than ever. Anchor’s What Type Of Care Is Right For You? infographic explores the different types of care available and presents statistics that highlight why it is important we all start to think ahead and be proactive about later life.

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12
Mar
15

Retirement and care home options: Speaking with your loved ones

Over the course of my career in care I’ve come to understand that for many people, speaking about living arrangements in later life can be a difficult conversation to have with loved ones.

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5
Mar
15

Downsizing tips for people moving to a smaller property, from those who have already made the move

Residents and staff from a number of our care homes and retirement villages with personal experience of downsizing have helped us gather together some top tips for those moving into a smaller property.

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2
Mar
15

The mutual benefits of working with local hospitals

A key focus of my role is supporting our retirement housing and care home managers to create beneficial links with other local professionals in the community.In early December 2014 I met the Placement Discharge Manager at Ashford & St Peters hospital in Chertsey and what resulted was a great example of joined up thinking.

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