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  • Anchor (housing association)


    Anchor was England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing, care and support to people over 55 years old up until November 2018 when Anchor merged with Hanover Housing Association to form Anchor Hanover Group, the largest provider of specialist housing and care for older people in England. Anchor had been a charitable housing association registered as a society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, and one of the largest in the UK, with a turnover of £389.1 million in 2017/18. Anchor's headquarters were in central London, with main offices located in Bradford. It employed more than 8,500 people nationally. Its patron was Princess Alexandra.

  • Housing in the United Kingdom


    alt= Terraced housing in WolverhamptonHousing in the United Kingdom ranks in the top half of EU countries with regard to rooms per person, amenities, and quality of housing. However, the cost of housing as a proportion of income is higher than average among EU countries, and the increasing cost of housing in the UK may constitute a housing crisis for some, especially for those in low income brackets or in high-cost areas such as London. Most though still find the UK a desirable place to live. London is resident to the highest number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals in the world. The average house costs £290,000 to buy (September 2015), has 2.8 bedrooms, and is semi-detached. Housing represents the largest non-financial asset in the UK with a net value of £5.1 trillion (2014).

  • Housing for the elderly in the United Kingdom


    Housing for the elderly in the United Kingdom has become a developing specialised sector later than in some countries. The most successful projects integrate housing with leisure facilities and social care. Generally, people become eligible for specialised housing at 55.

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