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Anchor25 Bedford Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the over-55s. It currently provides services to over 34,000 people and has over 50 years’ experience of working with older people.
Anchor offers retirement properties and villages, and also has over 100 care homes throughout England. Its retirement villages offer an independent lifestyle with a range of leisure facilities, wellness centres and communal grounds, as well as giving residents peace of mind with help and assistance nearby. Retirement properties for sale include apartments, bungalows and houses with one-, two- and three-bedrooms. 24-hour support is provided through Anchorcall, an alarm call system.
Two government-backed schemes, Leasehold Scheme for the Elderly and Shared Ownership Scheme for the Elderly are both available on a number of Anchor developments to help make owning a property even more affordable.
The company uses modern technology in its homes, providing people living in its care homes with access to iPads which research has shown enhances the quality of life for people living with dementia.
As it is a not-for-profit organisation, all money is reinvested into its retirement properties and care homes in order to provide the best care and facilities for its customers. It strives to improve the energy efficiency of its buildings, and its new care homes and retirement housing locations include environmentally-friendly technology such as solar panels and ground source heat pumping heating system.
The housebuilder has won numerous awards over the years for its services to housing and care for older people, including Silver in the WhatHouse? Awards 2016 for Best Retirement Development.