McCarthy & Stone notches century with Salisbury development

Retirement community developer McCarthy & Stone is celebrating the opening of its 100th extra care development at Monument Place located in Salisbury in Wiltshire.

The company’s 100th Retirement Living PLUS scheme will offer a choice of 63 private apartments across a range of tenures, with a communal lounge, an on-site bistro serving freshly prepared meals daily, and care and support services on site.

McCarthy & Stone now supports more than 5,000 homeowners and provides more than 40,000 hours of care and support a month across its 100 extra care developments, as well as serving more than 80,000 meals a month.

These communities are in addition to McCarthy & Stone’s 341 retirement living schemes, which provide more independent living for around 15,000 people.

All 441 of its communities opened since 2010, when the company established its own care and management services team, retain full operational involvement for its schemes.

“This milestone development highlights our commitment to growing our care and services business, something which is integral to our wider vision of creating even deeper and longer relationships with our customers,” said chief executive John Tonkiss.

“We are also working closely with government to ensure our sector can deliver more housing and care to support our ageing population,” he added.

McCarthy & Stone estimates its Retirement Living PLUS developments save the NHS and social care services around £3,500 per person every year by “keeping older people happier and healthier for longer”.