Anchor Trust looks to village life

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|By Tony Tench, Denham Garden Village project manager| Every generation believes their parents¹ generation enjoyed a better quality of life than them, and for once this belief is beginning to ring true. We only have to look at the 11 million people aged 55 to 75 in Britain who have one of the largest disposable incomes of all time to understand what this can bring ­ a better standard of living and a more active old age. The phenomenon of a more active third age was relatively un-catered for in the age exclusive and care home sector until recent years, but as the older demographic grows, the care sector must also mature in order to provide the choices and alternatives that this market demands. Owned and managed by Anchor Trust, Denham Garden Village in Buckinghamshire aims to extend the choice by providing an active alternative to conventional care and accommodation. The village was originally built in the 1950s by the Licensed Victuallers National Homes (LVNH), a charity formed in 1827 to provide housing fo

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