Creating retirement communities that enrich the quality of life for our customers and their families

A life, well lived...

As the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, we have more than 40 years’ experience of providing high quality homes to exacting specifications. We’ve created over 58,000 age-exclusive retirement properties – apartments, bungalows, coach houses and cottages – in more than 1,300 developments across the UK.

Our customers maintain their independence within a beautiful, secure, contemporary private home, while enjoying the peace of mind that help is on hand, if needed. All our retirement developments are carefully located to be close to amenities and transport connections. And we offer a wide range of on-site social activities to make it easier to meet neighbours, make new friends and become a valued member of the community.

Championing the needs of older people

We are proud that our products and services make a phenomenal difference to the lives of our customers and the communities in which they live. We help our customers have a better later life, so they feel more connected, recognised and valued than ever. We know that later life is filled with possibilities.

Yet later life is often misrepresented and we live in an ageist world. Therefore we also want to provide a more positive view of what it means to be old. That means supporting, campaigning and speaking up for our customers and highlighting their contribution to society, as well as championing their role, wellbeing and happiness.

We’ll be sharing more details of how we plan to do this soon. 

Did you know?

  • Most of our developments are aimed either at those aged 60 and over (‘Retirement Living) or 70 and over (Retirement Living PLUS).
  • Retirement Living PLUS developments offer flexible bespoke care and domestic services if required, as well as additional facilities like onsite bistros.
  • Most of our retirement homes offer options to buy, to rent or for shared ownership.
Homeowner's daughter
chef thank you
Homeowner at Augustus House
"I just wanted to say thank you, really, as I don’t think my Mum could have been in a better place when she is probably the most alone she has ever been in her entire life. She is happy and I have peace of mind that she is being looked after so well."
Homeowner's daughter 

"Thank you so much for the lovely meals I really enjoyed them. "

Homeowner at Augustus House  

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