England’s largest provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life
A friendly and safe welcome to our care homes
Our care homes continue to welcome new residents safely wherever possibleFind out more
The right home for you, now and into the future
Buy or rent from us and you’ll find a home where you’ll love living in later lifeFind out more
Later life is for living
Helping people enjoy later life is our passion. It has been for more than 50 years. And today, we offer an impressive choice of housing, care homes and services at almost 1,700 locations across England.
Buy or rent from us and you’ll enjoy a secure and welcoming home from a not-for-profit organisation that puts you at the heart of everything we do, a home where you’ll love living in later life.
Our housing options
Anchor retirement villages offer a range of luxury retirement properties and state-of-the-art leisure facilities set in the beautiful surroundings of a rural village development.
With more than 50 years of experience, we are an established and trusted not-for-profit care home provider with more than 100 residential homes across the country.
Properties for sale
Our leasehold retirement properties offer you the opportunity to own your perfect home with peace of mind that maintenance of the building and grounds will be taken care of.
Properties for rent
Our retirement properties for rent offer affordable housing options at more than 1,100 locations across the country, providing you with a wealth of choice.
Enriching the experience of care with music therapy
With support from an expert music therapy team at Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research we have launched our music therapy project, Music4theMind.Find out more
News from across Anchor
Our response to coronavirus
As England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing to older people, the safety and wellbeing of those living and working in our care homes and retirement communities has always been our priority. Find out about the latest updates and changes in response to advice from government and our regulators.Read more
The right home for you, now and into the future
We offer a wealth of purpose-built options for your next home, from affordable rented housing to spacious leasehold apartments and luxury retirement villages. Our retirement housing is all designed to offer you a sense of community, security, independence and peace of mind.
Own your perfect home
Anchor's retirement properties for sale offer you the opportunity to buy a home that is right for you. Ranging from quiet cul-de-sacs to award-winning luxury estates, each Anchor retirement development is unique; however all share the same high standard of construction, responsive management and total commitment to quality customer service.Find out more
Affordable housing options
Our retirement properties for rent offer affordable housing options at more than 1,100 locations across the country and provide you with a wealth of choice. Our rental properties include purpose-built and well maintained studio flats, one, two or three-bedroom properties as well as bungalows.Find out more
Personally tailored residential care
Anchor care homes offer personally tailored residential care in warm, safe and friendly surroundings. Our 24-hour personal and practical support is provided by well-trained, caring staff and is designed to ensure you continue to enjoy maximum independence as well as peace of mind, knowing that help is always at hand.Find out more
Specialist dementia care
We recognise a person living with dementia is, first and foremost, a person – unique and with a rich history of experiences, abilities, skills, knowledge, preferences, desires and personality. Our care homes respond to the individual and support what they can do with a personalised care plan, always looking for opportunities to build on their strengths and abilities.Find out more
First and foremost Anchor is a not-for-profit charitable organisation. Find out more about how we reinvest the money we make into our properties and our values as an organisation.
Building on relationships
At Anchor we work hard to get to know the people living with us, build relationships and ensure the service we provide is the one that people want.
Meeting your changing needs
Anchor understands the challenges we all face as we get older. As a valued customer you can be assured that should your needs change in future we will be on hand to offer you help and advice.
Anchor on Call emergency care
At Anchor we understand that your peace of mind is paramount, Anchor on Call is our emergency call service monitored 24-hours a day.
Diversity and Inclusion
Anchor ensures that dignity, equality and justice are central to the way we work, and that the distinctive, diverse and unique contributions of our employees and customers are valued.
Be Well resident wellbeing services
Find out about our range of resident wellbeing services supporting residents to stay active, healthy and feel part of your retirement communities.
At Anchor we recognise that pets provide companionship, comfort and love, and therefore have a ‘pet friendly’ policy that covers all of our rented retirement housing and care homes.
Language support service
Anchor utilizes the skills of our diverse workforce to provide a language support service to help improve communication with our customers who don’t speak English as a first language.
New retirement property developments
Our ambitious and innovative growth strategy demonstrates our commitment to meeting the changing needs and aspirations of older people. Find out about our development programme to deliver hundreds of new homes.Find out more