Campaigns and researchRaising awareness of issues of importance to older people
We run a wide range of campaigns and frequently undertake research to help raise awareness of issues that impact the lives of older people.
Find out more about Anchor’s campaigns and research papers as well as what we have achieved through them, below.
Tour de Terry
To mark the Queen's 90th birthday Terry Keen, a 69-year-old tenant at Anchor's Willow Glade retirement housing scheme in Surrey, embarked on a 1,500-mile cycle ride. Find out more.
The Anchor Community Band
The Anchor Community Band came together to produce a charity single that celebrates the positive aspects of ageing and challenges stereotypes in a fun and inclusive way. Find out more.
A Minister for Older People
Our Grey Pride campaign urges government to prepare better for the massive demographic changes taking place and calls for a dedicated Minister for Older People. Find out more.
Everyone has a story to tell. Taking the time to listen to and learn from the memories and experiences of older generations can be hugely rewarding – for younger and older people alike. Find out more.
Grey Matters is our initiative to get the nation talking about retirement living and care in an open, clear and supportive way. Find out more.
Standing Up 4 Sitting Down
We are Standing Up 4 Sitting Down and calling on shops to help older people access the high street by providing adequate seating in public spaces. Find out more.
Staff from a care home in Harehills have helped a dream come true for two rugby fans by organising a trip to the Rhinos’ Stadium on Thursday (23 May).
A Leeds care home has transformed a room into a Café which will be open to the community as a Dementia Cafe.
Five Anchor Hanover developments have won accolades at this year’s national Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Awards.
Leading national housing provider Anchor Hanover has been shortlisted in three categories as part of this year’s prestigious Housing Heroes Awards.
A retirement village in Eastleigh, Hampshire owned and managed by Anchor Hanover has hosted a fact finding visit from delegates of The Icelandic Seaman Association.
A housing professional from Worcestershire has won a top prize at the at this year’s ASCP Safety & Compliance Awards.
A diverse range of organisations has launched an innovative pilot to address physical inactivity in later life, one of the greatest public health challenges facing the country.
Anchor Hanover has appointed three leading energy, services and regeneration specialists as strategic delivery partners in a ten-year contract worth around £160 million.
Staff at Anchor’s Townend Close in Keighley organised a dog talent show as part of its programme of meaningful activities for their older residents.
Anchor Hanover, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people, has won an incredible 61 regional accolades in the annual Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Awards.
Two Anchor care home workers, from Montrose Hall and Birkenhead Court, have triumphed to win accolades at the prestigious Great British Care Awards.
Anchor Hanover is urgently calling on the nation to change its poor ‘public transport etiquette’ as new research reveals how a lack of interaction is fuelling a loneliness epidemic among older people.
Jane Ashcroft, Anchor Hanover's Chief Executive, comments on Health Secretary Matt Hancock's announcement about the NHS's 10-year plan.
An array of Anchor care homes across England are inviting older people in their local communities to join residents and staff for their 2018 Christmas Day celebrations.
Anchor Hanover, England’s largest provider of care and housing for older people, has been formed from the successful merger of Hanover Housing Association and Anchor Trust.
For the second year running, Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft CBE has won the prestigious Grand Prix award at the HealthInvestor ‘Power 50’ ceremony.
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.
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