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.
Read more about usContact us
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.
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.
14 Mackintosh Street, Bromley Common, Kent, BR2 9GL.
Extra care housing
0800 280 2575
Email your enquiry
2-4 Cumberland Road, Plaistow, London, E13 8NH.
Enhanced sheltered housing
Seagrave Road, Strelley, Nottingham, NG8 6PU.
0115 929 4922
Use our interactive online tool HOOP to help you decide.
More accommodation directories
Copyright © 2017 Elderly Accommodation Counsel, 3rd Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP. Registered charity number 292552. Company number 1955490.
Web Development by AccuWeb
FREE advice line: 020 7820 1343