Discover the joys of assisted living with Retirement Living PLUS

Exclusive to the over 70s,  Retirement Living PLUS offers delightfully hassle-free assisted living properties in brilliant locations near you. You’ll find all the benefits of a luxurious Retirement Living development but with the PLUS of thoughtful assisted living facilities and services* to support you now or in the future. Find Retirement Living PLUS assisted living near me.

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Retirement Living PLUS at McCarthy Stone

Assisted living properties at McCarthy Stone

Assisted living facilities and services include a sociable restaurant, an hour’s cleaning every week – more if you want it - plus the option of tailored personal care. Our support services are totally flexible - so you can have as much help as you want with daily life and, as you only pay for what you use, it's fantastic value for money. Some developments have amenities like bowling greens and beauty salons too.

 the beautiful communal areas are designed to become buzzing social hubs, your retirement home is owned - or rented - by you,  and is totally self-contained.  It’s the perfect blend of  privacy,  community and  support.

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"We enjoy having our friends over for a meal at lunchtime at the on-site restaurant. We don’t have to do a thing, including the washing up!"

- Dr Barber & Ms Scholes, McCarthy Stone Homeowners

"I've thought about this and there's only one word to us that describes this place and that's "Utopia", It's absolutely fantastic!"

- Michael Byrne, McCarthy Stone Homeowner

What are the benefits of Retirement Living PLUS? Read about just some of them here:

A retirement living plus living room

A fantastic contemporary new retirement home

Enjoy your own secure and spacious retirement apartment close to local amenities, attractions and transport links. All of our assisted living properties are designed with intelligent ergonomics to ensure they are a joy to live in, energy efficient, light and warm. They have the latest safety features built in, including a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection and video door entry, as well as the reassurance of a manager onsite at all times. Many have private balconies and patios. Car parking is usually available too

McCarthy Stone retirement living plus bistro

Beautiful communal facilities for socialising 

You'll find lounges, large gardens and roof terraces designed for socialising and relaxing.  These communal facilities soon become social hubs – a hive of informal gatherings,  regular clubs, events and meet-ups. There's things like film nights, gardening clubs, pie and mash lunches, knitting clubs and cocktails. Best of all, we take on all the maintenance of shared areas, inside and out, so you can devote your time to the things you most enjoy. 

McCarthy Stone Retirement Living Plus Care

Independent lifestyle support services 

You’ll benefit from a  CQC regulated manager who runs the development, fixes issues and is on hand to help. There's always a manager onsite 24/7 in case of emergencies. On-site support is provided by a friendly team. Services include:

  • Domestic assistance –  one hour per week of domestic help in included in the service charge. For an additional fee the team can help with tasks like cleaning, changing beds,  shopping for groceries and posting letters. 
  • Personal support –  you can choose the support you need when you need it. We can help with things like getting up in the morning, preparing breakfast,  medical appointments and convalescence.
  • Laundry service  the team can collect your laundry and return it washed and ironed.

Read more about our independent lifestyle support services.

Chef plating up a fish dish

Retirement Living PLUS restaurants 

Serving everyday classics and tempting treats, barista-style coffees and your favourite tipple, our subsidised on-site chef-run bistro serve freshly prepared food all year round – perfect for those days when you don’t feel like cooking. Guests are welcome (but they pay slightly extra). Read more about our bistros.

A Retirement Living Plus guest suite

Hotel-style guest suites 

No more making up the spare bed (unless you want to!). Our lovely hotel-style guest suites make it simple to host family and friends for overnight stays – and homeowners can also book guest suites across the country for a fantastically priced holiday.

McCarthy Stone Retirement Living Plus wellness suite

Wellness Suites

In need of some pampering? Our Wellness Suites offer services like hairdressing, beauty treatments and massage onsite.


Pet friendly retirement homes

Pets are very much part of your family and ours, which is why, with a few exceptions - like venomous snakes (!) - we welcome well-behaved animals into our assisted living properties - while being mindful of the needs of the pet-free people in our communities too. Read about our Pet Policy here.

You can rely on McCarthy Stone for a relaxing retirement

As the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement developments, McCarthy Stone creates award-winning retirement properties for sale or for rent — but it’s the people - the homeowners and our caring onsite teams - that turn our developments into fun-filled, friendly, communities. We are experts at creating lovely, low-maintenance retirement villages, bungalows and apartments in superb locations with thoughtful services designed around you. Homeowners even enjoy exclusive special offers.Read our homeowner's feedback on life in our developments.

Helping you to buy  - or rent - your new retirement home

Moving home is always daunting, but our expert teams are here to make the process of buying a new property, and selling your old one, as straightforward as possible. Our friendly sales consultants will guide you through every stage, giving as much – or as little – support as you want with things like finding solicitors and estate agents. With part exchange, we can even act as a cash buyer on your current home, so you’ll avoid the stress of viewings and chains. While our Smooth Move service gives you help with everything from decluttering and packing, to unpacking and putting up shelves. Don't want to buy? We offer assisted living homes for rent or part buy, part rent too. 

If you have any questions about the assisted living facilities and services in our Retirement Living PLUS properties contact us or call our lovely team on 0800 201 4811

*Facilities vary depending on the individual retirement development. Extra charges apply for some services.

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