Stable, successful, well supported
In fact, it was in 1983 that our present day Chief Executive, Nick Sanderson founded a company called Beaumont which, over time, developed the conventional care home concept into something completely different: the UK's very first luxury retirement villages.
Over 30 years on, we have grown to be a successful company with two property brands in the UK, Audley Villages and Mayfield Villages, and EVIA in Denmark. Our solid foundations and innovative thinking underlined by the backing we have received from major financial organisations such as Moorfield Group.
A crucial part of the Audley approach is that, as well as developing our retirement villages, we manage them ourselves to ensure that everything runs smoothly and our residents' needs are met. Our onsite team are always ready to help, from lending a hand with general household chores to arranging personal care at home, if you should ever need it.
Furthermore, our senior managers are deeply involved in policy-making, working with organisations as diverse as the Department of Health, the Royal College of Nursing, the Elderly Accommodation Council and the UK Home Carers' Association, sharing the knowledge and expertise we have developed over the last 30 years.
We are also an accredited provider of homecare and a founder member of The Associated Retirement Community Operators, ARCO.
Integrated Retirement Communities are still a relatively new concept in the UK. As a result, there is a need to promote understanding of the advantages they offer and to ensure consistently high standards of service in retirement villages across the UK. To this end, in 2008, we joined forces with other reputable organisations in the field to form the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO).
Above all, the aim of ARCO is to provide reassurance to people such as yourself who may be considering the retirement village option. Central to this is the ARCO Code of Practice, which sets out in detail the standards which members of the Association are required to maintain across all areas of operation. So wherever you see the ARCO logo you can feel sure that you are gaining quality residential living run by people dedicated to maintaining consistently high standards of accommodation and health care.
As founder members and approved operators, we aim to operate all our retirement villages according to the Code’s principles.