The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) is the main body representing the retirement community sector in the UK. Retirement communities may also be referred to as retirement villages; extra care housing; housing with care; assisted living; close care apartments; or independent living.
Retirement communities offer integrated accommodation, catering and personal care for older people – and are intended to enable residents to remain independent, active and supported as they age. Retirement communities improve residents’ well-being, help free up housing chains, and reduce health and social care costs for the state.
ARCO believes that meaningful, long-lasting partnerships and commitments are at the heart of solving the challenge of meeting the housing, care, and support needs of our ageing population.
GIA are delighted to be part of the 2020/2021 ARCO Affiliate Network.