Anchor provides a wide range of services for older people to enable you to get the best out of life, and through our many years’ experience we understand that it can be difficult to know where to start when planning for your future.

This section of our website provides a range of helpful information and free guides designed to help you understand your options and make informed decisions on the type of care or housing best suited to you or a loved one.

  • Guide to The Care Act 2014: How it affects you

    The Care Act 2014 introduced a number of changes to health and social care provision in England. Read our guide to how these reforms to the adult social care system are likely to affect you.

  • Financial planning and money management

    Anchor considers money management and financial security important aspects of wellbeing in later life. Read our guides on benefit entitlement, care funding and the range of free calculators available online.

  • Discussing retirement plans with loved ones

    Too many people make life changing decisions about their retirement, housing and care without understanding all the options available. The way to get the most out of your retirement years is to think ahead, talk about it, and do some planning.

  • Getting ready for winter

    Our Getting ready for winter guide offers helpful hints and tips on the practical steps you can take to make the winter months easier and ensure you're prepared for the change in temperature and bad weather. Find out more.

  • Guide to choosing a care home

    Moving to a care home is a big decision and sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Download our free guide to choosing a care home to ensure you make the right choice.

  • Guide to respite care

    Also known as a short care break, respite care allows a person to stay at a care home on a temporary basis. Read our free guide to respite care to find out how these short breaks can benefit both carers and their loved ones alike.

  • Guide to choosing a retirement village

    When choosing a retirement village you should consider your current and future personal needs. Download our free guide to making the right choice.

  • Guide to supporting a loved one with dementia

    Little can prepare someone for being diagnosed with dementia but care and support from the early stages can help. Covering many common concerns, these pages have been written to help you to support a loved one living with dementia.

  • Guide to MyAccount with Anchor

    MyAccount allows Anchor customers to securely access their personal information online, including rental and leaseholder account details. Find out how to register and start using MyAccount today.

  • Frequently asked questions

    At Anchor, we provide a variety of housing options tailored to suit a range of care needs. Our FAQ section provides answers to many of the questions most commonly asked about our services.