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Our proposed merger

Hanover is in talks to merge with Anchor later in 2018.

Combining two of the most well-known and longest-established providers of older people’s housing and care would bring real benefits.

Under the proposals, the two organisations would come together as the Anchor Hanover Group, making it the largest provider of specialist housing and care for older people in England.

Creating one single organisation would enable us to do more than we can apart:

  • More efficient: We could negotiate better contracts with suppliers and pool resources and expertise to drive great value-for-money for customers.
  • More options: Our customers would have a bigger range of housing and care options available to them and our colleagues would have more career options.
  • More influence: As a single organisation, it would be easier to talk to government to ensure the importance of older people’s housing and care is understood and prioritised. It would also increase our work with local councils to deliver the services that communities need.
  • More locations: As a single, bigger organisation, we could access more money to enable us to build more properties for older people than we could remaining as separate organisations. This could include social rented, shared ownership and outright sale new homes. The new organisation would continue to be a major provider of residential care to older people.