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.

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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
Shotover View

Shotover View

Horsepath Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2RA.

Extra care housing

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Oakley Gardens

Oakley Gardens

Dial Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 0EB.

Extra care housing

0345 606 6363 (lettings), 0370 192 4000 (general)

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Mattesley Court
Properties for sale

Mattesley Court

Cresswell Crescent, Mossley, Bloxwich, West Midlands, WS3 2US.

Extra care housing

0345 606 6363 (lettings), 0345 608 4021 (sales), 0370 192 4000 (general)

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