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Welcome to the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO). ARCO represents retirement community providers in the UK.

This website provides information on what it is like to live in a retirement community; what the Association stands for; and the work that the Association is doing to ensure that people in the UK are aware of the variety of housing options available to them.

  • What we do

    The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) is the main body representing retirement community sector 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.

    Over 20,000 people in the UK currently live in a retirement community, living independently and part of a vibrant community, whilst being able to take advantage of personalised, flexible care on site if needed.

    Learn more about ARCO

  • Find a Retirement Community

    View a map of all ARCO-registered schemes, or search for your nearest retirement community using your postcode.

Latest News

  • Resale values for housing-with-care buck retirement housing trend

      Independent research shows resale values for housing-with-care properties performing well. Findings show housing-with-care resale values outperform those for general retirement housing. Property values for housing-with-care properties increased by an average of £41,391 between sale transactions, and closely track HPI. In response to recent media stories (BBC Moneybox, 9 September 2017) regarding the falls in […]

  • ARCO’s What Next? Conference Returns for A Second Successful Year

    On 10 and 11 May 2017 ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators) was delighted to hold their annual conference and knowledge exchange day – ‘What Next? 2017: A formative year for housing-with-care?’. After the sell-out success of last year’s inaugural event, this year’s conference returned with big ambitions, and had a fantastic outcome, expanding to bring […]

  • Law Commission Review of Events Fees

      The Law Commission is advocating for greater regulation of event fees – it has set out a number of transparency and disclosure requirements that operators will need to comply with. The Law Commission is urging the government to crack down on rogue landlords who are not transparently disclosing event fees. In response to today’s […]