An A-Z of Retirement Villages and Extra Care Schemes

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The last 8 weeks have seen much serious discussion and essential guidance to aid the sector tackle COVID-19. During this time, the Housing LIN has been networking with national and local government, trade and professional bodies, and providers of sheltered housing, retirement villages and extra care housing to help them rapidly adjust their operational plans and practice. For more about our range of activities and the briefings we have published, visit our Coronavirus Info Hub.

On a lighter note, we have created this A to Z of sheltered housing, retirement villages and extra care housing developments where one of the words in the scheme name begins with a letter of the alphabet.

The list of 26 schemes is purely meant as a bit of light-hearted fun (#HLINfunday (opens new window)) in these difficult times. We welcome your suggestions, especially any schemes that have a U, X or Z at the beginning of the name of the scheme!

Click on the hyperlinks below to access further information the Housing LIN has on each of the schemes highlighted. This could be an Inspirational Achievements feature, case study and/or scheme profile on the online directory of Department of Health funded schemes, hosted by the Housing LIN.


A = Arden Quarter, Stratford upon Avon

  • Operated by Orbit 

B = Bruyn’s House, Thurrock

  • Operated by Thurrock Borough Council

C = The Chocolate Quarter, Keynsham

  • Operated by St Monica Trust

D = Derwenthorpe, York

  • Operated by Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

E = Elizabeth Place, Market Harborough

  • Operated by McCarthy & Stone

F = The Watch Factory, Prescot, Knowsley

  • Operated by Knowsley Housing Trust

G = Heysham Gardens, Carlisle

  • Operated by Eden Housing Association 

H = Hughenden Gardens, High Wycombe

  • Operated by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

I = Lady Ida Lodge, Leeds

  • Operated by Housing 21

J = Juniper Court, Gosport

  • Operated by The Guinness Partnership 

K = Knaves Court, Walsall

  • Operated by Housing 21

L = Limetree Court, Hackney

  • Operated by AnchorHanover and Agudas Israel Housing Associations

M = Roseberry Mansions, Kings Cross

  • Operated by Season Senior Living/One Housing Group

N = Warburton House - Ninewells Development, Cambridge

  • Operated by BPHA

O = Oakfield Village, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

  • Operated by Trident Housing Group

P = Pemberley Place, Bath

  • Operated by AnchorHanover

Q = Quayside Court, Totnes

  • Operated by The Guinness Partnership

R = Roman Ridge, Sheffield

  • Operated by Sanctuary Retirement Living

S = St Loyes Extra Care, Exeter

  • Operated by Exeter City Council

T = The Orangery, Sidley, East Sussex

  • Operated by Optivo

U = Mill Rise, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

  • Operated by Aspire Housing Ltd

V = Village 135, Wythenshaw, Greater Manchester

  • Operated by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

W = Waverley Gardens, Bristol

  • Operated by Brunelcare

X = Beatrix House, Dukinfield, Cheshire

  • Operated by New Charter Homes

Y = Tan Y Fron, Llandudno

  • Operated by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association

Z = The Fitzroy, Falmouth

  • Operated by PegasusLife

To find out more about any of the schemes listed above, visit the EAC website (opens new window)