England's largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people
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Standing Up 4 Sitting DownOur national initiative to improve people's access to their local high street by increasing the amount of seating available to those who need it Find out more
Keble Court luxury apartmentsA beautiful development designed to meet the specific needs of older people Find out more
Personally tailored residential care24-hour personal and practical support provided by well-trained, caring staff Find out more
Our passion at Anchor is giving older people a choice of great places and ways to live.
Our impressive range of services are designed to help you live life your way, and by staying true to our values we’re proud to say that we’ve become the largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people in England.
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 50 years of experience, Anchor is an established and trusted not-for-profit care home provider with more than 100 residential homes across the country.
Properties for sale
Anchor’s 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
Anchor’s retirement properties for rent offer affordable housing options at more than 660 locations across the country, providing you with a wealth of choice.
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.
What could my new home be like?
Anchor’s retirement properties for sale offer you the opportunity to own your perfect home. 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 660 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
A trusted care home provider
We are also a well established and trusted care home provider with more than 100 care homes across the country offering older people personally tailored residential and dementia care every day.
Our insight and reputation are built on 50 years' experience, we are committed to providing all of the older people living with us, whatever their needs, with exactly the right level of support to get the best out of life.
Personally tailored residential care
At Anchor we offer personally tailored residential care within the warm, safe and friendly surroundings of our care homes. 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. We 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
With eight care homes rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Anchor now has the most outstanding ratings out of large providers of residential care for older people.
Anchor have this week held a celebratory reception at the House of Lords to mark the organisation’s 50th year.
Birkenhead Court care home in Birkenhead has been rated outstanding by inspectors from regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Discussions between Anchor and Hanover have concluded positively with both organisations confirming they are happy to proceed with a proposed merger.
A letter written by Jane Ashcroft, Anchor's Chief Executive, on the Government's latest care pledges has featured in Daily Telegraph today.
The team at Bishopstoke Park retirement village have celebrated being finalists in the Sunday Times British Homes Awards.
Rob Devonshire, Head Chef at Clayburn Court care home in Peterborough has won the prestigious Chef of the Year competition.
A sculptor has unveiled one of his creations in the garden of his retirement housing property in Milton Keynes.
Anchor’s Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft CBE has been featured in the national media after expressing concerns about successive governments failing to address the social care crisis.
The short list for Anchor’s Chef of the Year has been announced and eight of our top care home chefs will be showing off their culinary skills at a special ‘cook-off’ event in Birmingham’s University.
Three housing chief executives have welcomed the Government’s announcement to scrap plans to cap service charges in retirement housing properties.
Anchor locations throughout the country have been celebrating our half-century and raising funds for the charity Contact The Elderly.
A Michelin Star chef at one of Birmingham’s most distinguished restaurants is to decide who will be crowned Anchor’s Chef of the Year winner.
The Shadow Board for the organisation that would be formed from the merger of Anchor and Hanover has been named.
Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, Patron of Anchor Trust, was welcomed today by residents and staff at Anchor’s flagship retirement village, Bishopstoke Park in Eastleigh, Hampshire.
New research by Anchor has found that 75% of people would support the appointment of a Minister for Older People.
A host of influential social care organisations have united to warn Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of an impending workforce crisis and the dire need to improve the public perception of social care.
A letter written by Jane Ashcroft, Anchor's Chief Executive, has featured in Daily Telegraph today.
Anchor has won ‘Residential Care Provider of the Year’ at one of the most prestigious award ceremonies of the year for the health and care sectors.
Anchor’s Internal Communications team have been celebrating an array of award wins this week.
Brett Jenkins has made it as a finalist for the Physical Activity Champions in the UK Active Awards for his outstanding work in changing the lives of older people.
Hanover and Anchor, two organisations specialising in housing, care and support services to older people, are in talks about merging.
Anchor’s long-running Grey Pride campaign calling for a Minister for Older People has been boosted by The Daily Express.
BDO World Darts Champion Glen Durrant has officially opened a new pub in a care home in Middlesbrough.
Kind hearted residents and families at a Bishopstoke care home. organised a tea party to honour the staff, that help to care for them during Employee Appreciation Day.
Anchor has been given the seal of approval after residents living in its care homes and their families rated the organisation above the national average in a survey on care services.
Staff at Widnes Hall care home in Widnes are celebrating after it performed strongly in a nationwide care survey answered by residents about the care they receive.
A care home in Bishopstoke recently held a Dementia Seminar so members of the public could find out more about the condition.
Tolson Grange care home in Huddersfield has been classed as Good in all areas and overall by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Staff at Anchor’s Tolson Grange in were celebrating this week
Managers of the Anchor care homes which gained an ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission came together for a formal gathering today.
Housing charity Anchor has won a contract to supply Social Alarm and Telecare 24/7 monitoring services and an out-of-hours emergency answering service for tenants in the Hillingdon borough.
Staff at a care home in Ilkeston are celebrating after it performed strongly in a nationwide care survey answered by families and friends who have relatives living there.
Staff at Thornton Hill care homes are celebrating after they performed strongly in the first nationwide care survey answered by families and friends who have relatives living there.
Staff at Thomas Henshaw Court care home in Southport are celebrating after it performed strongly in a nationwide care survey answered by families and friends who have relatives living there.
Staff at The Ridings care home in Banbury are celebrating after it performed strongly in a nationwide care survey answered by families and friends who have relatives living there.
Families are facing unnecessary worry and guilt because government and society are out of step with reality when it comes to who should care for Britain’s older people.
New research from Anchor has revealed that living amongst neighbours who will ‘pass the time of day’ is one of the most significant contributors to happiness in retirement.
Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft CBE has won the prestigious Grand Prix award at the HealthInvestor ‘Power 50’ ceremony.
Anchor is highlighting the dire need for the high street to reinvent itself as a new report predicts up to £4.5bn annual losses by 2030 as retailers fail to attract the grey pound.
Anchor has come top in the Rate My Apprenticeship Award, beating the likes of Virgin Media, Deloitte, Land Rover and BAE Systems to be rated the best in the country.
West Hall care home has been classed as outstanding by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The Beth Johnson Foundation and Anchor have launched a new report that recommends the innovative use of drama, music and dance in care homes to help people living with dementia.
Cook Russell Hesketh, from Heyberry House care home in Birkenhead was celebrating this week after winning the national final of Anchor’s Chef of the Year catering competition.
New research by Anchor has revealed that one in five older people wish they owned a pet. Find out more.
Anchor is supporting the National Housing Federation's Starts at Home campaign to raise awareness of the importance of supported housing.
New research has revealed widespread confusion around the cost of social care with the majority of people wanting stronger State support.
A care assistant from an Anchor care home in Woking is leading a campaign to encourage young men in Surrey to consider a career in care.
New research, from housing and care provider Anchor, has revealed that The Sound of Music is the favourite family film of today’s over 55s.
A group of apprentices working for Anchor have received their graduation certificates from Director of Care Mark Greaves at a special ceremony.
New research, from housing and care provider Anchor, reveals Brexit Britain’s boom in interest for England’s retirement housing as concerns rise about retiring abroad.
A restaurant at a West Byfleet care home will be one of the first in the country to offer meals safe for those with swallowing difficulties to visitors.
Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft has been named the second most influential leader in the independent healthcare sector at the HealthInvestor Power Fifty 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.
As we look ahead to a future with a rapidly ageing population and a lack of suitable housing for those in retirement, Anchor has envisaged what the retirement housing of the future might look like.
Interest in the use of touchscreen technology to improve the quality of life for older people, and in particular those living with dementia, is growing.
New research commissioned by Anchor has revealed the true extent of the nation’s denial about ageing.
Neglect, loneliness and inadequate care funding are just some of the reasons why Anchor is issuing a rallying call to transform the way services are planned and designed for older people.
Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft has been recognised in the New Year Honours by being made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to older people.
The British public are oblivious to the realities of the adult social care system and their own likelihood of developing care needs, according to a report released today.
Staff at Anchor’s West Hall care home-(New Anchor URL TBC) in West Byfleet, Surrey, are celebrating this week after winning a national design award.
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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.
New retirement property developments
Anchor's ambitious and innovative new development plans demonstrate our commitment to meeting the changing needs and aspirations of older people.
First and foremost the Anchor Group is a not-for-profit charitable organisation, we don’t have any shareholders to pay dividends to, and we own our properties.
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 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.
Anchor’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans group
Our Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Trans (LGBT) Group aims to tackle concerns that moving into sheltered housing or a care home as an older LGBT+ person may be a lonely or isolating experience.
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.
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.