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.
Care home funding - What you need to know
Together with Eldercare, we have produced a series of short videos to help answer some common questions about care home funding and paying for care.
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.
Checking care home quality standards
The established independent regulator for care homes in England is called the Care Quality Commission. Find out what they do and how they 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.
Is a care home the right move?
Before deciding on a move to a care home, it’s important to know the difference between the main types of accommodation available for older people. Find out more about your housing options.