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Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO)

Setting Standards for Retirement Communities

The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) is the main body representing the providers and managers of retirement communities in the UK.

Our Consumer Code provides sets out the standards of practice that our members are required to achieve, and against which they are measured through regular, independently conducted reviews.

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Our members

Our 23 members run nearly 400 retirement communities across the UK. These may also be referred to as retirement villages; extra care housing; housing-with-care; assisted living; close care apartments; or independent living apartments. All the communities are designed to provide residents with an active and enabling living environment and social life, and to promote independence, security and wellbeing.

Retirement Living

Our Consumer Code

The launch of our Consumer Code in 2015 marked the culmination of two years of work to agree a common set of high standards for our sector, which go above and beyond statutory duties. To ensure that standards are met, the Code is supported by a robust compliance framework. External assessors conduct independent reviews of services against the Consumer Code on ARCO’s behalf.

Assisted Living
Regency Court

Regency Court

14 Mackintosh Street, Bromley Common, Kent, BR2 9GL.

Extra care housing

0800 280 2575

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Lawrence Hall

Lawrence Hall

2-4 Cumberland Road, Plaistow, London, E13 8NH.

Enhanced sheltered housing

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Seagrave Court

Seagrave Court

Seagrave Road, Strelley, Nottingham, NG8 6PU.

Extra care housing

0115 929 4922

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