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.
Rob Devonshire, Head Chef at Clayburn Court care home in Peterborough has won the prestigious Chef of the Year competition.
A sculptor has unveiled one of his creations in the garden of his retirement housing property in Milton Keynes.
Anchor’s Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft CBE has been featured in the national media after expressing concerns about successive governments failing to address the social care crisis.
The short list for Anchor’s Chef of the Year has been announced and eight of our top care home chefs will be showing off their culinary skills at a special ‘cook-off’ event in Birmingham’s University.
Three housing chief executives have welcomed the Government’s announcement to scrap plans to cap service charges in retirement housing properties.
Anchor locations throughout the country have been celebrating our half-century and raising funds for the charity Contact The Elderly.
A Michelin Star chef at one of Birmingham’s most distinguished restaurants is to decide who will be crowned Anchor’s Chef of the Year winner.
The Shadow Board for the organisation that would be formed from the merger of Anchor and Hanover has been named.
Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, Patron of Anchor Trust, was welcomed today by residents and staff at Anchor’s flagship retirement village, Bishopstoke Park in Eastleigh, Hampshire.
New research by Anchor has found that 75% of people would support the appointment of a Minister for Older People.
A host of influential social care organisations have united to warn Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of an impending workforce crisis and the dire need to improve the public perception of social care.
A letter written by Jane Ashcroft, Anchor's Chief Executive, has featured in Daily Telegraph today.
Anchor has won ‘Residential Care Provider of the Year’ at one of the most prestigious award ceremonies of the year for the health and care sectors.
Anchor’s Internal Communications team have been celebrating an array of award wins this week.
Brett Jenkins has made it as a finalist for the Physical Activity Champions in the UK Active Awards for his outstanding work in changing the lives of older people.
Hanover and Anchor, two organisations specialising in housing, care and support services to older people, are in talks about merging.
Anchor’s long-running Grey Pride campaign calling for a Minister for Older People has been boosted by The Daily Express.
BDO World Darts Champion Glen Durrant has officially opened a new pub in a care home in Middlesbrough.
Kind hearted residents and families at a Bishopstoke care home. organised a tea party to honour the staff, that help to care for them during Employee Appreciation Day.
Anchor has been given the seal of approval after residents living in its care homes and their families rated the organisation above the national average in a survey on care services.
Staff at Widnes Hall care home in Widnes are celebrating after it performed strongly in a nationwide care survey answered by residents about the care they receive.
A care home in Bishopstoke recently held a Dementia Seminar so members of the public could find out more about the condition.
Tolson Grange care home in Huddersfield has been classed as Good in all areas and overall by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Staff at Anchor’s Tolson Grange in were celebrating this week
Managers of the Anchor care homes which gained an ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission came together for a formal gathering today.
Housing charity Anchor has won a contract to supply Social Alarm and Telecare 24/7 monitoring services and an out-of-hours emergency answering service for tenants in the Hillingdon borough.
Staff at a care home in Ilkeston are celebrating after it performed strongly in a nationwide care survey answered by families and friends who have relatives living there.
Staff at Thornton Hill care homes are celebrating after they performed strongly in the first nationwide care survey answered by families and friends who have relatives living there.
Staff at Thomas Henshaw Court care home in Southport are celebrating after it performed strongly in a nationwide care survey answered by families and friends who have relatives living there.
Staff at The Ridings care home in Banbury are celebrating after it performed strongly in a nationwide care survey answered by families and friends who have relatives living there.
Families are facing unnecessary worry and guilt because government and society are out of step with reality when it comes to who should care for Britain’s older people.
New research from Anchor has revealed that living amongst neighbours who will ‘pass the time of day’ is one of the most significant contributors to happiness in retirement.
Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft CBE has won the prestigious Grand Prix award at the HealthInvestor ‘Power 50’ ceremony.
Anchor is highlighting the dire need for the high street to reinvent itself as a new report predicts up to £4.5bn annual losses by 2030 as retailers fail to attract the grey pound.
Anchor has come top in the Rate My Apprenticeship Award, beating the likes of Virgin Media, Deloitte, Land Rover and BAE Systems to be rated the best in the country.
West Hall care home has been classed as outstanding by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The Beth Johnson Foundation and Anchor have launched a new report that recommends the innovative use of drama, music and dance in care homes to help people living with dementia.
Cook Russell Hesketh, from Heyberry House care home in Birkenhead was celebrating this week after winning the national final of Anchor’s Chef of the Year catering competition.
New research by Anchor has revealed that one in five older people wish they owned a pet. Find out more.
Anchor is supporting the National Housing Federation's Starts at Home campaign to raise awareness of the importance of supported housing.
New research has revealed widespread confusion around the cost of social care with the majority of people wanting stronger State support.
A care assistant from an Anchor care home in Woking is leading a campaign to encourage young men in Surrey to consider a career in care.
New research, from housing and care provider Anchor, has revealed that The Sound of Music is the favourite family film of today’s over 55s.
A group of apprentices working for Anchor have received their graduation certificates from Director of Care Mark Greaves at a special ceremony.
New research, from housing and care provider Anchor, reveals Brexit Britain’s boom in interest for England’s retirement housing as concerns rise about retiring abroad.
A restaurant at a West Byfleet care home will be one of the first in the country to offer meals safe for those with swallowing difficulties to visitors.
Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft has been named the second most influential leader in the independent healthcare sector at the HealthInvestor Power Fifty 2016.
Independent Think Tank, The Strategic Society Centre, and Anchor have partnered to put a figure on the economic impact of the lack of suitable homes for older people.
As we look ahead to a future with a rapidly ageing population and a lack of suitable housing for those in retirement, Anchor has envisaged what the retirement housing of the future might look like.
Interest in the use of touchscreen technology to improve the quality of life for older people, and in particular those living with dementia, is growing.
New research commissioned by Anchor has revealed the true extent of the nation’s denial about ageing.
Neglect, loneliness and inadequate care funding are just some of the reasons why Anchor is issuing a rallying call to transform the way services are planned and designed for older people.
Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft has been recognised in the New Year Honours by being made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to older people.
The British public are oblivious to the realities of the adult social care system and their own likelihood of developing care needs, according to a report released today.
Staff at Anchor’s West Hall care home-(New Anchor URL TBC) in West Byfleet, Surrey, are celebrating this week after winning a national design award.
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