Anchor produces research papers on a range of topics that impact the lives of older people.

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Valuing Retirement Housing: Exploring the economic effects of specialist housing for older people 
August 2016
Independent Think Tank, The Strategic Society Centre, and Anchor have partnered to put a figure on the economic impact of the lack of suitable homes for older people in the UK now and over the next 50 years. The Valuing Retirement Housing report reveals how the lack of suitable retirement housing affects both older and younger generations.
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Silver Chic: The future of retirement housing and care
November 2015
Anchor ventured to envisage what the retirement housing of the future might look like. This report, written by journalist and policy consultant Sonya Sodha, is informed by independent research, results gathered from focus groups of two different demographics as well as a prestigious round table event, attended by a range of care industry experts, thought leaders, architects and designers.
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How iPads can support people with dementia living in care homes
August 2015
The Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester conducted an eight-month study in partnership with Anchor exploring how iPads can support people with dementia living in care homes. The findings reveal that if managed correctly, iPads have significant potential to enhance the quality of life of older people and particularly those living with dementia.
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Unblocking: Securing a health and social care system that protects older people
February 2015
The Unblocking: Securing a health and social care system that protects older people report published by independent think tank Localis and Anchor, explores the failures of the health and social care system, which are resulting in sub-standard care for the older population. The report makes key recommendations to prevent excessive hospital admissions, delayed transfers of care and unnecessary health costs in the future.
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Future Care Workforce report
February 2014
The Future Care Workforce report published by the International Longevity Centre-UK and Anchor reviews the state of the adult social care workforce and how it may have to evolve to meet the challenges it is likely to face over the coming decade. This report finds that the adult social care sector in England will need to add approximately 1 million workers by 2025 and will have diversify in order to deliver a more personalised service to those in need of care and support.
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Right Care, Right Price report
September 2013
The Right Care, Right Price report published by the Strategic Society Centre and Anchor, explores the way in which the price of care is determined and revealed that nearly half (48 per cent) of adults have not given any thought at all as to how they will pay for their own care.  
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