Keeping people safe at Anchor
At Anchor we are committed to ensuring the people living and working with us are kept safe, are supported to stay well and to live full and happy lives and remain at the centre of any decision.
Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people, we take our safeguarding duties towards our customers and staff extremely seriously and have good mechanisms in place to ensure their wellbeing.
We specially select our staff for their personal qualities as well as their training and formal qualifications. We have a programme of mandatory safeguarding training and all staff being employed to provide any form of personal care undergo an enhanced DBS check. Across all of our services we work hard to get to know our customers and their families, and build relationships that enable us to have open and honest conversations about all aspects of the care and support we provide.
At Anchor we take all concerns seriously and ensure that should anyone ever have any worries they know where to go for help.
All of our care services are independently reviewed by our regulators and our own Anchor Safeguarding Board, which sits on a quarterly basis and is chaired by Anchor's Care Services Director. We recognise that sometimes things can go wrong and make sure we learn and implement real changes when they do.
Anchor is a proactive organisation, committed to staying up-to-date with safeguarding developments and supporting people through changes in the social care arena as they arise. We are part of an alliance of leading housing and care providers, alongside Housing & Care 21, which share best practice.
If you are at all concerned about an Anchor service you can contact any of the following groups for advice:
Our housing options
Properties for sale
Our retirement properties for sale 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.
With more than 60 years of experience, we are an established and trusted not-for-profit care home provider with more than 120 residential homes across the country.
Properties to rent
Our properties to rent offer affordable housing options at more than 1100 locations across the country, providing you with a wealth of choice.
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.