With housing, ageing and care high on the national agenda, retirement communities are more important than ever. Once again, the conference will analyse current developments, and consider how providers can harness opportunities, overcome challenges, and adapt to meet the needs of the next generation of older people.
Topics to be discussed at the 2018 main conference day on 4 July:
Spread over two days, the second day of the conference on 5 July involves a Knowledge Exchange Day giving delegates the chance to gain in-depth insight and engage in rigorous discussion through a range of workshops and tours.
The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) is the main body representing operators of older people’s housing-with-care schemes in the UK. Founded in 2012, we now have 29 members, who together make up 50% of the UK’s retirement community market.
After the sell-out success of What Next 2017, this year’s conference will bring together the latest thinking from leading operators, thinkers and regulators. With great speakers and fantastic opportunities to network, this is the must-attend conference on retirement villages and extra care housing.
ARCO works to promote confidence in the sector; raise awareness of the housing-with-care model amongst older people and stakeholders; and increase the volume and quality of expertise in the sector through our extensive events programme.
ARCO allows me to hear and see first-hand what colleagues in the sector are doing, and to stay on top of new developments and concepts.
ARCO’s events are valuable for knowledge and focus on the challenges and opportunities our sector is facing – recognising the unique market rather than treating it simply as an extension of retirement housing or residential care.
Fantastic opportunity for an introduction to an industry previously unknown to me.