McCarthy & Stone opens its 100th Retirement Living PLUS development, in Salisbury, Wiltshire
Retirement Living PLUS (RLP) is McCarthy & Stone’s housing-with-care brand which aims to save the NHS and social care services around £3,500 per person every year.
The 100 Retirement Living PLUS developments offer private apartments, on-site care and support services provided by McCarthy & Stone and registered with the Care Quality Commission, as well as a wide range of facilities such as restaurants/bistros, lounges and well-being suites.
The company now supports more than 5,000 homeowners, providing 80,000 meals and over 40,000 hours of care and support every month.
These 100 communities are in addition to McCarthy & Stone’s 341 Retirement Living developments, which provided independent living homes for some 15,000 people.
All 441 communities opened since 2010, when the company established its own care and management services team, benefit from McCarthy & Stone’s support and care provision.
The 100th Retirement Living PLUS development in Salisbury, called Monument Place, offers 63 private apartments to rent or buy, with a communal lounge, an on-site bistro and care and support services.
The launch in Salisbury comes just over a year since McCarthy & Stone fully integrated its care business, known as YourLife Management Services Limited (YLMS).
John Tonkiss, McCarthy & Stone’s CEO, said: “We’re thankful that our retirement communities have so far seen a limited impact of Covid-19 and they have proven to be a safe haven for older people during these challenging times.
“This has shown that we need more and better housing and care options like this for older people across the country. Just over a year since we brought our care services fully in-house as an integrated offering, we recognise the important role our developments can play in supporting our increasingly ageing population, helping them feel safe and supported while maintaining their independence in later life.
“This milestone development highlights our commitment to growing our care and services business, something which is integral to our wider vision of creating even deeper and longer relationships with our customers. We are also working closely with Government to ensure our sector can deliver more housing and care to support our ageing population.”
The announcement follows another McCarthy & Stone landmark.
A unique partnership with Anchor Hanover was unveiled earlier this month which seeks to deliver around 500 ‘affordable for all’ later-living communities across England as part of its continued commitment to provide even greater choice and access to care for older people.
Housing Minister Christopher Pincher MP offered his congratulations saying: “Quality, thoughtful housing developments play an important role in improving health, tackling loneliness and ensuring older people can maintain their independence and I congratulate McCarthy & Stone on its continued commitment to this important agenda.”
To find out more information about McCarthy & Stone’s Retirement Living PLUS development in Salisbury please visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/salisbury