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    Specialist housing and support organisations Hanover and Anchor in merger talks

    Specialist housing and support organisations Hanover and Anchor in merger talks

    Hanover and Anchor, two organisations specialising in housing, care and support services to older people, are in talks about merging.   Under the proposals, the two organisations would come together as the Anchor Hanover Group.   In a joint statement, Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft CBE and Hanover Chief Executive Dame Clare Tickell said:   […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care manager leads fundraising for sister Dianne

    Care manager leads fundraising for sister Dianne

    Tina Willey, an Anchor Scheme Manager at Highfield Court in Rotherham and she and her colleagues have raised over £450 for a brilliant cause.   Her sister, Dianne Ford who is a nurse at nearby Rotherham Hospital was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has had the cancer removed and started radiotherapy last week. . […]

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    World Darts Champion guest of honour at Middlesbrough care home

    World Darts Champion guest of honour at Middlesbrough care home

    BDO World Darts Champion Glen Durrant has officially opened a new pub in a care home in Middlesbrough.   Glen, who was born in the town, was guest of honour at the ceremony Anchor’s Middlesbrough Grange in Fosdyke Green.   Residents had been looking forward to having their own pub – the Netherfield Arms, which […]

    16th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Outstanding care home staff rewarded by Anchor CEO

    Outstanding care home staff rewarded by Anchor CEO

    Managers of Anchor care homes which gained an ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission came together for a formal gathering today where they each received their due recognition from CEO Jane Ashcroft.    The event, held at Anchor’s flagship location, and of course one of the ‘outstanding’ homes itself, West Hall in Surrey was […]

    12th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Four generations celebrate 97th birthday with Ruby!

    Four generations celebrate 97th birthday with Ruby!

    Barnfield Care Home Resident Ruby Weeks celebrated her 97th birthday this week at a party with friends, colleagues, Anchor staff and three other generations of her own family. Joining on this momentous occasion were her daughter Carol, grandson Steve and great grandson Jake.   Ruby blew out her candles of her cake – all 97 […]

    20th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Anchor announces two appointments to Board

    Anchor announces two appointments to Board

    Anchor has further strengthened its Board with the appointment of two non-executive directors.   Professor June Andrews OBE and Richard Petty FRICS were appointed to the Board of England’s largest not-for-profit provider of older people’s care and housing at its AGM on 29 September.   Professor Andrews is an internationally-respected dementia expert who led the […]

    11th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Castleoak and Anchor announce £16.6 million deal to develop luxury Hampshire retirement village

    Castleoak and Anchor announce £16.6 million deal to develop luxury Hampshire retirement village

    Castleoak and Anchor announce £16.6 million deal to develop luxury Hampshire retirement village Specialist construction and development partner for retirement living, Castleoak, has announced a contract win with Anchor worth £16.6 million. Castleoak will deliver phase two of Anchor’s luxury retirement village, Bishopstoke Park, near Winchester, Hampshire, which will see the addition of seventy three […]

    7th March 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care providers and associated bodies discuss George Osborne’s Spending Review-Good or Bad?

    Care providers and associated bodies discuss George Osborne’s Spending Review-Good or Bad?

    Some social care providers have expressed dismay at George Osborne’s missed opportunity to rescue social care in last week’s Spending Review. Mike Padgham, Chair of the Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire), said years of cutbacks allied to huge extra costs facing care providers had pushed the sector to the edge of the abyss. Mr Padgham fears the 2% increase […]

    30th November 2015 | By | Reply More
    Castleoak secures £13 million deal to deliver independent living apartments for Anchor

    Castleoak secures £13 million deal to deliver independent living apartments for Anchor

    Specialist construction and development partner for retirement living, Castleoak, has announced a £13m contract win with Anchor. The deal will deliver a retirement village of luxury independent living cottages and apartments in Haywards Heath, Sussex. Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people. The £13 million development at Haywards Heath […]

    19th October 2015 | By | Reply More
    £12.5m Weybridge retirement living scheme opens its doors to public

    £12.5m Weybridge retirement living scheme opens its doors to public

    Castleoak and Anchor celebrate opening of marketing suite at £12.5m retirement living scheme in Weybridge Anchor and construction partner Castleoak have celebrated the opening of the show suite at its £12.5m luxury retirement living development in Weybridge, Surrey. Over 60 people visited the new show suite during its opening weekend, providing a first preview of […]

    15th September 2015 | By | Reply More
    Anchor launches new accreditation for dementia care

    Anchor launches new accreditation for dementia care

    Leading not-for-profit housing and care provider, Anchor, has developed a new accreditation for its care homes that recognises exceptional care that enhances the lives of people living with dementia. The newly created Anchor Inspires has been developed by Anchor’s in-house dementia experts and is awarded to care homes delivering the highest standards of person-centred dementia […]

    1st May 2015 | By | Reply More
    Castleoak on schedule with topping out ceremony at Anchor’s Austin Place

    Castleoak on schedule with topping out ceremony at Anchor’s Austin Place

    Members of the local Weybridge community in Surrey have joined Anchor and construction partner Castleoak to celebrate Austin Place, Anchor’s new £12.4m residential retirement development, becoming watertight.   With the design and build programme on schedule for the 65 one- and two-bed luxury independent living apartments, the property will handover in October.   Anchor’s Director […]

    3rd March 2015 | By | Reply More
    Anchor reveals financial incentives behind hospital bed blocking

    Anchor reveals financial incentives behind hospital bed blocking

    ‘Bed blocking’ in hospitals and A&E wards is being financially incentivised, according to a new report by independent think tank Localis, in partnership with older people’s charity Anchor.   The report ‘Unblocking: Securing a health and social care system that protects older people’, published today, explores the failures of the health and social care system, […]

    23rd February 2015 | By | Reply More
    Time to plan later life and care options before crisis hits

    Time to plan later life and care options before crisis hits

    Online searches and inquiries into elderly care peak in the first month of the year, older people’s charity and leading care provider Anchor can reveal. January 2015 has already seen a spike in searches, with Google statistics showing that the use of the search term ‘care home’ has increased by approximately 60% this month compared […]

    19th January 2015 | By | Reply More
    Bernard Cribbins stresses importance of connecting young and old through storytelling

    Bernard Cribbins stresses importance of connecting young and old through storytelling

    A charity is tackling the disconnect between generations as research reveals nearly half (47%) of older people think younger people are simply not interested in what they have to say. Proving this point, research by older people’s charity Anchor found a third of children questioned said they didn’t know what their grandparents had done for […]

    23rd October 2014 | By | Reply More
    New research uncovers over 55s taking a gamble with care in older years

    New research uncovers over 55s taking a gamble with care in older years

    New research uncovers over 55s taking a gamble with care in older years Almost half of over 55s have never even thought about their care options for later life 62% have not discussed their options with the person they most trust to make a decision for them Over 1 in 5 over 55s (22%) would […]

    12th August 2014 | By | Reply More
    CQC to encourage care providers to strive for higher standards of care

    CQC to encourage care providers to strive for higher standards of care

    A year ago today, eleven trusts were placed into special measures following reviews by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. All eleven have now been subject to new-style CQC inspections by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards. That announcement coincided with Sir Mike taking up his post as Chief Inspector of Hospitals and the […]

    16th July 2014 | By | Reply More
    National Care Home Open Day is kicked off by Anchor!

    National Care Home Open Day is kicked off by Anchor!

    Residents at Anchor’s Greenhive care home in Peckham, London celebrate National Care Home Open Day 2014 with a World Cup themed day. Greenhive residents will be joining in with an international Mexican wave which kicked off in Australia overnight and will be traveling up the UK via over thousands of care homes. They will also be […]

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