The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) is the main body representing the Retirement Community sector in the UK
What is a Retirement Community?
Retirement Communities combine high quality housing options for older people with tailored support services. They allow residents to rent or own a property and to maintain their privacy and independence, with the reassurance of 24-hour on-site staff, communal facilities, and optional care and support as needed.
Retirement Communities may also be referred to as retirement villages, extra care housing, housing-with-care, assisted living, close care apartments, or independent living settings.
An agenda for growth
Our vision is to have 250,000 people living in retirement communities by 2030. This will require a persistent focus on 10 key priority areas.