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.
Anchor’s care homes across the country are inviting their local communities to visit them on Care Home Open Day to find out what life in a care home is like.
West Hall care home in West Byfleet has further improved on its outstanding rating from regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
It has been announced by the BBC that free TV licences for the over 75s are being scrapped.
Residents from an Eastleigh care home have knitted blankets for needy people in Romania.
A kind-hearted resident from an Anchor Hanover retirement housing property in Leeds has been inspiring his neighbours to help reduce isolation and loneliness by volunteering to help others.
Bilton Court care home in Wellingborough have kindly treated firefighters, police officers, ambulance staff and nurses to a free breakfast to say thank you for their exceptional dedication.
A care home in Ormesby has been classed as Good in all areas by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
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.
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