Guides and support
Making decisions and moving
The benefits of downsizing
Anchor explore the benefits of downsizing for retirement and why some older people choose to move into a smaller property in one of our communities.
Suitability of your current home
When considering their housing options, many people start by spending time thinking about how suitable their current home is for their future.
A warm and safe welcome
We understand you’ll have many questions about finding a care home for you or a loved one and we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Making the right move
Some people come to find that their current house may not be right for them in later life. Read about the range of factors to consider when you start looking for a new home.
Understanding CQC ratings
Learn what the Care Quality Commission is, how they assess the performance of care homes, what their ratings mean, and how you can find their inspection reports online in our free online guide.
Guide to planning for later life and discussing retirement plans with loved ones
At Anchor, we know the way to get the most out of your retirement years is to think ahead, talk about it with your family and friends – and do some planning. Find out more.
Checking care home quality standards
The independent regulator of health and social care in England is called the Care Quality Commission. Find out what they do and how their reports can help you choose a care home.
Care home selection checklist
The care home selection process can seem a confusing and daunting task so Anchor have created a checklist to help you choose between the care homes you visit.
Preparing for full time care with a respite break
Respite care can be a good way for carers and loved ones to prepare for the transition into full time residential care. Find more information about short term care breaks here.
What is life like in a care home?
Find out about the important role social activities, catering and health care services play in care homes as well as the influence visitors have on everyday life for residents.
Which type of care home would suit you?
Different care homes offer different levels of care so it is important to consider your needs before choosing a home. Find out more about the types of care available.