Become a Partner or Affiliate

Partners & Affiliates help shape the future of older people's housing and care in the UK

In order to achieve our vision, we work with a wide network of stakeholders, suppliers and partners. To support this, we have created a variety of partnership opportunities for organisations that support the work of Retirement Communities. We offer three levels of partnership and affiliation to meet the needs of our sector.

Partnership Types

The Affiliate Network is a collection of organisations who have an interest in the growth of the Retirement Community sector and who come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. Joining the Affiliate Network offers organisations the opportunity to gain sector insight, attend digital and live events and access networking opportunities. This package is ideal if you want to stay connected to the latest thinking on the expanding Retirement Community sector. 


The input of sector specialists is critical to the overall success of Retirement Communities in the UK. With an ever-growing sector, ARCO recognises the strategic importance of having a council of experts within the ARCO community to help advise the ARCO Board and the wider membership.

The ARCO Advisory Council meets three times a year to interrogate and discuss the key priorities facing the sector and their recommendations inform the work of ARCO and its Board.  

ARCO Strategic Partners are automatically part of the Advisory Council, and there is a limit of twenty organisations forming the group. 


Strategic partners are leaders in their field and have strategically important skill sets pertinent to our sector and a long-term interest in the expansion of the Retirement Community model in the UK. Strategic Partners can access all ARCO Member events and will be (in the majority of cases) the only organisation representing their discipline. 


*Becoming a Partner of ARCO is subject to the approval of the Board.  If you would like to talk to us about joining the Advisory Council or becoming a Strategic Partner of ARCO please get in touch with the membership team to arrange an introduction call. 

**Prices subject to review for 2021-22 membership year

Please note that affiliation and partnership are not available to organisations that are operating or planning to operate a Retirement Community. These organisations should become members of ARCO.

Get started

Registering to become a Partner or Affiliate is easy. To get started:

  1. Fill in our registration form. We'll send you an email with your account details
  2. Log in and click Join. You will be prompted to choose a partnership or affiliate level 
  3. Fill in the Partner and Affiliate registration form.

We'll then review your application and be in touch as soon as possible. 

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Contact the Membership Team

If you have any questions please contact the Membership Team, to discuss your options.