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We are here to help you find your perfect Retirement Home  

Please use the search box above to find retirement homes in your area of interest - or click below and we'd be pleased to put together a free shortlist of retirement homes for you. You can also chat and call us to speak confidentially with our friendly team.

We are exceptionally proud to bring you the UK's largest and most detailed directory of retirement properties, and to offer you a truly independent and free service.

- Debbie Harris, Autumna

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You were able to find a much wider range of suitable Retirement communities for us to consider. It was helpful to have them presented together in one straight forward list.

Sarah, Basingstoke

You have been very helpful in my retirement living search and I still cannot see how you provide the service for no gain.

James, Hythe

I was not aware such an organisation existed. The information provided about retirement villages has saved many hours of independent research.

Stephen, Stamford

I was impressed with your very prompt response to my retirement enquiry. A very professional and caring service received for which I thank you.

Jane, Derby

Thank YOU for a really amazing service : prompt, efficient, and so knowledgeable. It would have been a much longer and more difficult task without your help.


Thank you. Your service is invaluable and most impressive. If you ever need someone to write a review, let me know!


Great job! Thank you for the wonderful research and advice. The report is very informative. We will move forward on this for Mum and will let you know how we go.

Michael M

A great nationwide service, providing much needed guidance to families at a time when they could easily be overwhelmed. With the advice line giving impartial and independent advice this is a great service.

Michael M

What a brilliant service!! Exactly what people need. A great website with really useful links ... and super personal contact when you ring Autumna.


Thanks once again for your help - I hope many other families are fortunate enough to have such a happy outcome.


What is Retirement Living?

A Retirement Living development usually offers security, companionship and purpose-built accommodation for people over 55.

The range of Retirement Living properties is vast, with many locations across the UK. Whether it’s a retirement village nestled somewhere in the countryside or a modern apartment in the heart of a bustling city, there are plenty of options. 

Typically, though not always, this type of retirement property is bought on a leasehold agreement, though some retirement housing developers do rent their apartments, cottages and bungalows.

A focus on lifestyle and community

Facilities vary depending on your budget, where you want to live, your needs and the Retirement Living provider but you can expect thoughtful features that have been added to make life easier. Some developments, for example, have waist-height ovens, raised electric power sockets and slip-resistant flooring in the bathroom(s).

Many retirement communities allow pets to move in too and often, the site features a maintained garden and apartments with balconies. While fantastic for cats and dogs, shared gardens and patios are also a perfect place for socialising in summer. It’s not uncommon for events to be held throughout the year either indoors or outdoors.

A balance of privacy and community can be found with Retirement Living, with individual, purpose-built apartments and shared spaces like a social lounge, that encourage people to talk and take part in group activities. 

Boutique-style guest suites for family and friends who want to visit can also be found at many Retirement Living complexes. Complimentary stays can also be requested at some sites if you would like to experience Retirement Living for yourself ahead of making a decision.

Retirement Living with additional assistance

Some Retirement Living providers such as McCarthy Stone and Audley Villages provide additional services to help residents live a more independent and enjoyable lifestyle.

These services may or may not be chargeable, so always ask the Retirement Living provider.

Additional services might include but are not limited to:

  • Domestic support such as cleaning, laundry and linen changing
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Personal support including bathing, drying hair and shaving
  • Help with medication
  • Shopping for and putting away food
  • Assistance in getting to appointments or social activities

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