Guides and support
Making decisions and moving
Understanding CQC ratings
Learn what the Care Quality Commission is, how they assess the performance of care homes, what their ratings mean, and how you can find their inspection reports online in our free online guide.
What is the Care Act 2014?
What is the Care Act 2014? Information about the adult social care system’s funding and delivery reforms in England. Find out more here.
Dementia care options
If a person’s dementia means that they need specialist care or support and no longer wish to live in their own home, there are lots of different care options available designed to meet their changing
Checking care home quality standards
The established independent regulator for care homes in England is called the Care Quality Commission. Find out what they do and how they can help you choose a care home.
Care home selection checklist
The care home selection process can seem a confusing and daunting task so Anchor have created a checklist to help you choose between the care homes you visit.
Preparing for full time care with a respite break
Respite care can be a good way for carers and loved ones to prepare for the transition into full time residential care. Find more information about short term care breaks here.
What is life like in a care home?
Find out about the important role social activities, catering and health care services play in care homes as well as the influence visitors have on everyday life for residents.
Which type of care home would suit you?
Different care homes offer different levels of care so it is important to consider your needs before choosing a home. Find out more about the types of care available.
Is a care home the right move?
Before deciding on a move to a care home, it’s important to know the difference between the main types of accommodation available for older people. Find out more about your housing options.
Guide to choosing a care home
Moving to a care home is a big decision and sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Download our free guide to choosing a care home to ensure you make the right choice.