Formed in 2012, The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) is the main body representing the Retirement Community sector in the UK.
We’re delighted to share that we’re joining more than 100 organisations that believe long-lasting partnerships and commitments are at the heart of solving the challenge of meeting the housing, care, and support needs of our ageing population.
Invisible Creations® is driven to create attractive, discreet, and inclusive products that people are proud to have in their homes. We’re committed to placing dignity at the heart of design and are passionate about our mission to Design for Dignity™.
We’re thrilled to join ARCO which shares our vision and values and believes that older people should:
According to a recent report by Age UK, there are almost 12 million people aged 65 and above in the UK. And 6.5 million households in England are headed by someone aged 65 and over; equating to around one-third of all households (ONS, 2018).
Poor quality housing can lead to older people having reduced mobility, falls, depression, chronic and acute illness and social isolation (House of Commons, 2018). Not to mention, the cost of poor housing on the NHS is estimated at a staggering £1.4 billion per year.
At Invisible Creations®, we’re committed to raising standards and our vision sets social value and social purpose at the heart of what we are trying to achieve. We recognise the significant social impact providing universally designed, attractive, dual-purpose home adaptations can make on both individuals and communities.
That’s why working closely with respected organisations like ARCO is a natural decision for us and we look forward to sharing our expertise and exploring new possibilities as part of the network.