Become a Member or Accelerator

Thank you for your interest in joining ARCO. 

As part of ARCO’s vetting process we will conduct company background checks for all organisations applying to join ARCO as a Member or Accelerator. Such checks will not appear on any organisation's credit record.

To be eligible for ARCO membership or to join the Accelerator Programme you must meet or (in the case of future operators) intend to meet the ARCO eligibility criteria. Your development offer must:

•    Be primarily for older people.
•    Offer self-contained accommodation that can be occupied with security of tenure.
•    Enable residents to take advantage of personal care that is delivered flexibly, usually by staff based on the premises.
•    Have staff available at the community 24 hours a day.
•    Make domestic services available for residents.
•    Make meals available in restaurants or dining areas.
•    Offer communal facilities and encourage an active social programme in the community.
•    Aim to offer people a home for life and to enable them to ‘age in place’.