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.

17
Jun
15

I work in care because…by Vanessa Pryor, an Activity Co-ordinator

In the run up to Care Home Open Day, colleagues from different teams across Anchor are sharing their experiences of a career in care. Vanessa Pryor, the Activity Co-ordinator at Anchor’s Ferendune Court care home in Faringdon, tells us why she works in the care sector.

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16
Jun
15

I work in care because…by David Wood, a Community Partnership Manager

In the run up to Care Home Open Day, colleagues from different teams across Anchor are sharing their experiences of a career in care. Anchor’s Community Partnership Manager for the North East of the country, David Wood, tells us why he works in the care sector.

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15
Jun
15

I work in care because…by Brenda Metcalfe, a Customer Engagement Manager

In the run up to Care Home Open Day, colleagues from different teams across Anchor are sharing their experiences of a career in care. Anchor’s Customer Engagement Manager, Brenda Metcalfe tells us why she works in the care sector.

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11
Jun
15

A year of champagne and new developments in retirement housing and care

I’ve been calling 2015 my ‘year of champagne’. Not only do I have lots of personal events to celebrate but with six new Anchor care homes opening this year, it will be one of the most exciting in my career too.

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4
Jun
15

Make time to read the new report by the Housing and Ageing Alliance

At the start of the year leading figures from the housing and ageing sectors came together to map out the specific action needed to address the critical issue of housing for our ageing population. The resulting "All our futures...Housing for ageing" report summarises the areas of consensus and is an interesting read.

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1
Jun
15

Top tips for making the most of a small garden

Gardening is a much loved hobby for millions of people around the country including older people choosing to downsize in their retirement. John Hall from Anchor's Denham Garden Village shares some top tips for making the most of a smaller garden.

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