Our aim is very simple – to help you get the best out of life

With a reputation built on more than 50 years of experience and the values of the not-for-profit sector, our Anchor developments (part of the Anchor Hanover Group) is a trusted provider of services for older people.

Our passion is giving older people a choice of great places and ways to live. We treat our customers as individuals and build meaningful, long-term relationships based on happiness, openness and respect.

From retirement properties through to care homes and retirement villages, we deliver first class services across England.

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Why choose Anchor?

Here are just a few of the main reasons over 60,000 older people in England live with us.

 Not for profit

First and foremost Anchor Hanover Group (Hanover Housing Association and Anchor Trust merged in November 2018 to form Anchor Hanover Group). We don’t have any shareholders to pay dividends to, and we own our properties. This means that we are able to reinvest the money we make into our retirement properties and care homes, and to continually raise standards to provide the high-quality services our customers want and expect.

Approach to activities

Every year Anchor Hanover organises thousands of social activities and events at our locations up and down the country. Our retirement properties and care homes have a real community feel where people interact with their fellow residents, families and friends, and are supported to continue doing all the things they love.

 24-hour peace of mind

We pride ourselves on providing customers with a warm, safe and comfortable environment. An experienced resident or visiting estate manager supports each Anchor Hanover retirement leasehold development. Likewise, each rental location is supported by an experienced manager who takes care of building maintenance and gardening. They also offer a helping hand if you require an urgent repair, in an emergency, or have any questions about bill paying, security or personal support.In addition to our managers, all our rental and leasehold properties are supported by Anchorcall, a 24-hour emergency call and secure door entry system.

 Pet Friendly

We understand that pets provide companionship, comfort and love, and offer a way of making contact with others. We recognise the benefits of owning a pet and therefore have a ‘pet friendly’ policy that covers all of our retirement housing and care homes.

Take a walk around some of our newest developments


Hampshire Lakes

Hampshire Lakes retirement village offers a unique experience; a range of stunning apartments with lakeside scenery, state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant community of like-minded people. It is a retirement village that’s quite unlike anywhere else, and somewhere you will be proud to call home.


Hurst Place

Hurst Place is a beautiful development of luxurious apartments and courtyard houses offering everything you need to truly revel in your retirement. Located in a charming town of Haywards Heath, Hurst Place enjoys a peaceful woodland setting that is close to local amenities.


Here’s what some of our residents think…

“All the staff have gone out of their way to help us since we arrived and without exception they’ve all been so nice and friendly and welcoming. We are very happy with our new home and the welcome we’ve received convinces us that we’ve really made the right choice.”

Mr and Mrs Knight, Bishopstoke Park

“I couldn’t be happier with my decision to move here. The staff are all excellent, while this scheme is an independent living apartment complex, it is nice to know that we have a manager who cares not only about how she does her job but also for the residents. I personally would recommend Molyneux Court to anyone.”

Mrs MacKenzie, Molyneux Court 

“I’ve lived at Castle Court for seven years and I must say it’s the best move I’ve ever made. I’ve made many friends and there is lots going on here. I would highly recommend living here to everyone.”

Mr Davies, Castle Court

One Anchor Hanover, many choices

Our retirement properties are designed to help you stay independent with as much support as you choose. We provide 54,000 homes serving more than 60,000 customers across almost 1,700 sites and operate in more than 90% of local councils in England. You can be sure that Anchor Hanover has a property to suit your needs, for now and the future.

Get in touch with our friendly team today to discuss your needs by calling us free on 0800 731 2020, or look for a retirement property that is right for you by using our Find a property tool.