Associated Retirement Community Operators
ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators) is the main body representing housing-with-care providers in the UK. Retirement communities may also be referred to as retirement villages; extra care housing; housing with care; assisted living; close care apartments; or independent living. ARCO continually strives to:
ARCO was formed in September 2012 by its Founder Members. There are currently 23 ARCO members, representing more than 250 retirement communities in the UK. This equates to approximately 50 per cent of all housing with care schemes and includes both private and not-for-profit providers.