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Retirement Community Sector Joins Supported Housing Celebrations  

On 31st August, Starts at Home Day 2018, Michael Voges Executive Director of the Associated Retirement Community Operators said:

“Retirement Communities will be one of the fastest growing types of supported housing between now and 2030 as we aim to deliver the benefits to our developments to 250,000 people across the UK.”

“Starts at Home Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the vital role of supported housing and the Government’s recent announcements to safeguard funding for it. This will help our members to continue to grow, meaning even more older people will have the opportunity to live independently for longer, freeing up larger homes for others in the community and reducing pressures on the health service and social services”


For Further Information Please Contact

Gareth Lyon, Head of Policy and Communications, at [email protected] or on 075350 88498


  1. About ARCO: ARCO (the Associated Retirement Community Operators) is the trade association for operators of housing-with-care developments for older people. ARCO was formed in September 2012 by its founder members. There are currently 29 ARCO members including both private and not-for-profit providers of housing-with-care. Together they operate around 350 retirement communities, serving over 30,000 older people in the UK. There are also over 60 organisations affiliated to ARCO including ARCO Affiliate Network Subscribers, Premier Partners and members of the ARCO Accelerator Programme. ARCO sets high standards, and all ARCO members must adhere to the externally assessed ARCO Consumer Code. ARCO does not represent the traditional retirement housing model where there are limited services and no care is available.
  2. Starts at Home Day: Starts at Home Day is an annual spotlight on the vital difference supported housing makes to thousands of people daily. More information is available at www.startsathome.org.uk.