Changing retirement lives

We believe there is a better way

We are here to help you now and in the future. Affordable retirement living should be available to all.

Our Government backed shared ownership scheme makes this possible. It allows you to pay just half the price of a new property and unlock money from your old home.

You could then release equity to spend on the things you love, enabling you to enjoy your retirement. Our modern homes are in locations that are suited to your lifestyle and future needs.

Each development has been appointed its own resident Lifestyle Manager, on call to help with residents’ needs and oversee the communal areas such as lounges, bistros and treatment rooms. Everything is set up to be comfortable to use, whether you’re 55 or 95.

How to achieve your perfect retirement



That’s why we believe in shared ownership, so you pay just half the property price


Government approved

Have peace of mind as all of our charges and fees are set by Homes England


Unlock money

Release the equity from your old home to spend on the things you love



Thoughtful locations with ease of access to healthcare and lifestyle amenities


Lifestyle Managers

On-site Lifestyle Managers to offer support and vibrant communal events



Our Platinum Mover and Exchange service makes moving stress-free


Helping hand

Trusted care service providers are available, as and when you require it



Low running costs and energy-efficient homes to suit your budget



You’ll get a long term relationship, as we grow together into the future

We’re changing views on retirement

As a business, we’ve had to overcome all kinds of challenges along the way, but it was worth it. Over the next five years, we’ll be building more than 800 new homes in the South of England.

If you’re starting to think about retirement living, you couldn’t have picked a better time. Our focus is all about the delivery of health, wealth and happiness.

Affordable Housing Communities Ltd (AHCL) is part of AHH (Affordable Housing and Healthcare Group). We have been developing homes for over 20 years, successfully designing, building and operating affordable housing and healthcare communities.

Affordable Housing Communities Ltd as a Registered Provider is regulated by Homes England who have given us enormous support to deliver our fantastic retirement living sites.

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Lifestyle services

We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. It’s why we work hard to offer all our owners a wide-range of lifestyle services and support when required.

We only use trusted partners when providing care assistance and activities for you. If you fancy a pamper session, manicure, dance class or trying something new.

You can arrange, schedule and pay for any of our fantastic lifestyle services with the help of your dedicated Lifestyle Manager.

Just because you’re moving to a new home, it doesn’t mean your lifestyle should change. Each of our locations are well placed to offer you a happy, healthy and wealthy retirement.

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Better by design

Our properties aren’t just bricks and mortar. The thing that makes our homes special is the warm, flexible and supportive way of life there.

We’ve considered every detail, from the spacious rooms, to the generous windows that flood them with light, to the ample storage space. All of our properties are close to high-street and healthcare amenities and many have stunning coastal views.

You can live as independently as you like, and if you need support, it’s right there for you.

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Shared Ownership

It’s simple. Own a new retirement property at half the full-market value and release equity to spend more time on the things you love.

This means you can make your budget go further and find the perfect location to suit your future needs. We are the only retirement living provider in the UK to integrate age- friendly housing with financial solutions and lifestyle support services.

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Move In 6 Weeks

Platinum Exchange enables you to move into your new home, even before you have a buyer for your old property. It makes the process of moving home as stress-free and smooth as possible and it saves you money too.

We know that moving to a new house and downsizing can be daunting. It’s why we’ve created a simple and exciting way to start enjoying your beautiful home.

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How Platinum Exchange helps you buy and move

We know that moving to a new house and downsizing can be daunting.
It’s why we’ve created a simple and exciting way to start enjoying your beautiful home.

1. Reservation

Choose your new home and pay the reservation fee. At this point your solicitor will be instructed from our approved panel to commence the legal work.

2. Valuation

We instruct three local estate agents to prepare a detailed valuation of your current property.

3. Confirmation

We discuss the valuation and mutually agree a sales plan.

4. Marketing

Two estate agents are instructed as detailed within the sales plan and marketing commences.

5. Exchange & Completion

Exchange of contracts takes place promptly, even before your old property has been sold – you move into your new home without having to pay for it at this stage! Platinum Skies takes ownership and responsibility for your old property.

6. Settlement

Your old property is sold without you having to worry or chase agents or solicitors. The purchase price of your new home is paid from the proceeds of the sale and the balance returned to you.

The Platinum People

David Hines, Chief Operating Officer

David has over 30 years of property experience in the residential, retirement and care sectors.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has been a Governor of Bournemouth University since 2007. Formerly David was National Head of Residential Development for Savills Plc where he managed 20 regional businesses throughout the UK.

Sam Hobson, Director – Planning and Architecture

Sam has overseen many of our beautiful Platinum Skies sites from planning, design to completion.

James Davies, Sales Director

With a wealth of experience, James makes sure we offer the very best value and service throughout our properties.

Alison LeClerc, Lifestyle Manager

Always ready with a smile and helpful advice, Ali is popular with residents at Chapters in Salisbury.

Louise Snow, Lifestyle Manager

With her finger on the pulse of the vibrant Poole town centre, Louise is the person in the know for residents at Esprit.

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Philip Geise, Lifestyle Manager

Phillip brings a wealth of experience in creating a fun, varied and robust calendar of events, excursions and activities to Monterey.

Tony Jones, Interior Designer

A successful interior designer with a rich portfolio of stylish work. Always working with the best materials and industry contacts.