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Our statement on Coronavirus can be read here.

We will be keeping it up to date as new advice is published by the government, the safety and health of our residents, customers and staff is our top priority

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Here’s how the world’s holiday hotspots are hoping to lure back tourists

At Platinum Skies, we give you the financial freedom to travel and explore the world through our shared ownership scheme. As the global tourism industry attempts to right itself after the devastation of Covid-19, a number of countries and regions are adopting innovative measures to tempt tourists back to their hotels, restaurants, and sites. From free flights…

10 signs you’re utterly obsessed with tea

Liquid pleasure in a mug. If there’s one thing we all know to be true, it’s that pretty much anything can be solved with a good cup of tea. At Platinum Skies, many of our retirement living locations have extensive communal spaces and bistro facilities to enjoy a cuppa and chat. A refreshing mug of…

How to get a better night’s sleep despite coronavirus worries

Struggling to switch off at bedtime? The recent months of lockdown have been an uncertain time for all of us. At Platinum Skies, every retirement living location has a dedicated Lifestyle Manager on hand to give advice and emotional support. Liz Connor shares an expert’s tips for getting sleep back on track during the pandemic….

Safe viewings reassure our buyers and homeowners

The gradual easing of lockdown restrictions is now making it easier for our buyers to safely view homes and complete purchases in our beautiful retirement living locations such as Poole and Salisbury. The safety of our visitors, homeowners and team remains our top priority. This means that there are now several ways that you can…

Mental Health Awareness Week: Why kindness is good for the mind

Everyone wins. Whether it’s offering your place in the queue to someone who’s in a rush, donating money to a friend’s charitable cause or even just making a cup of coffee for someone who’s cranky without caffeine in the morning, nothing feels better than performing a simple and random act of kindness. And with this…

Why we’re all finding joy in the simple things – and how to keep it up

Noticing the colour of the sky more? Got a newfound appreciation for your outdoor space? At Platinum Skies, our apartments are bright and airy with many offering balconies with views over stunning scenery close to our retirement locations. We also encourage our homeowners to enjoy the sunshine in a socially distanced manner in the communal gardens….

Captain Tom Moore on the secret to living a long and happy life

The soon to be Captain Sir Thomas Moore has been an inspiration to us all. At Platinum Skies, we strongly believe that age is no barrier to a vibrant and fulfilled lifestyle. Liz Connor speaks to the 100-year-old war veteran ahead of his knighthood about how his love for walking and his eternal optimism have…

How to stay cool in your home as the weather heats up

Ice lollies and buckets at the ready. We might be allowed out and about a bit more now, but there’s still no disappearing into cool dark cinemas, icy outdoor pools and air conditioned restaurants for a break from the heat. And this week is set to be hot, hot, hot. Over the next few days,…

Coronavirus Update

At Platinum Skies, our first priority is always to keep our homeowners, visitors and team safe. In response to the national health measures surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have been closely following advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS. The government has amended the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations to make clear that people…

Advice on anxiety about lockdown easing

At Platinum Skies, our on-site Lifestyle Managers are there to give homeowners advice and reassurance during these unprecedented times. The lockdown has been a challenge for everyone with regular changes to the way in which we live our lives. Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance to a woman who’s nervous about social-distancing and…

The surprising health and fitness benefits of golf

Core strength is key for a good swing. Recently many have had to rely on YouTube workouts or virtual fitness classes to keep going with their favourite sports and activities. For some, that’s proven tricky, as their particular sport of choice might require a certain pitch or terrain – cricket, football or golf, for example….

The amazing health benefits of a 30-minute walk

It is no secret that walking is good for us. Right now, millions of us have been getting used to a simple 30-minute walk as part of our daily routine. While other forms of exercise are now slowly being relaxed under lockdown, the many benefits of going for a solo lap around the block should…