Retirement today means something very different to what it did 10 to 15 years ago. That’s why Brio is building retirement communities across the UK to improve the quality and experience of retirement living. Exclusive to people 55+, we offer residents the chance to be part of a safe and secure self-contained community and the opportunity to access a host of onsite facilities, included tailored care and support when it is needed.

Brio is part of the Places for People Group, a placemaking and regeneration company with more than 50 years’ experience. Places for People builds homes and communities where everyone is welcome and can thrive.

We offer a wide variety of homes to meet different needs and lifestyles. These include apartments, cottages and bungalows ranging from one to three bedrooms all located in desirable locations across the UK.

A Brio Lifestyle combines good health, opportunities and independence with tailored care and support available as and when it is needed.

A new approach for a new age, our lifestyle offer is based on six principles - High Quality Homes, Community Life, Discreet Care & Support, Outdoor Living, Shared Experience and Assisted Smart Technology.

Together, they make up our vision for enjoyable and modern retirement living, delivered with respect.

Brio communities comprise far more than just housing. We base our communities around a Hub featuring a range of amenities, to make life more enjoyable and inspiring – both indoors and outdoors. From Slate & Grain, our brasserie and bar to fitness suites and/or spas, each Brio community will feature its own array of local services, in addition to those offered by the wider town area. Please note, services / amenities may differ between Brio community locations.

Brio communities are designed so you can live your life your way, so you will be able to decide what types of activities you would like us to offer.

Whether you want to get involved in arts and crafts, take part in social events, enjoy entertainment or explore exercise trails, we will work with you to develop a programme of activities that best meets your needs.

Please note that some activities may incur an additional cost.

In most of our communities, we will provide a guest suite for your families and friends to use. Your community's General Manager will be able to arrange any bookings and can advise on costs.

When you move to a Brio community, we want to make sure your life is as stress free as possible. Our subsidised, not-for-profit concierge fee is designed to bring you the everyday services you need and make your everyday finances hassle-free. In other retirement villages this fee is commonly known as a service charge or monthly management fee.

Our weekly fee covers lots of different things, so you’ll have no unexpected bills and more time to yourself. As well as general maintenance, it includes all the services, activities and support you need for a happy and healthy retirement.

The Concierge Fee covers running costs throughout the Brio community as well as in your home.

In your home, the fee covers:

  • Building insurance
  • Window cleaning
  • Security
  • Door entry system
  • Emergency call system
  • External lighting
  • CCTV

You will be responsible for paying Council Tax and any utilities supplied to your home.

In the Community Hub, the fee covers:

  • Preferential rates in the Slate & Grain Brasserie and Bar
  • Use of the Homeowners Club Lounge
  • Use of the Hobby / Multi-purpose room
  • Use of the Fitness Suite
  • Access to the shuttle bus service
  • 24hr on-site staff presence
  • A rapid response in the event of an emergency
  • A dedicated General Manager and team
  • Free advice about your home and help with paperwork and bills
  • Access to a range of social, leisure and wellbeing activities
  • Free IT advice and support

Your fee also enables us to service and maintain the communal lifts, CCTV, heating and hot water systems, fire alarms, call systems and community lighting

Our Brio Care team provides a comprehensive range of high quality, professional, responsive and flexible personal care services to help you remain independent in your own home.

The team can offer as much, or as little, care as you need today or in the future. All care and support packages are carefully tailored to meet your specific needs and delivered by highly-experienced Personal Assistants.

Whatever the frequency and level of a Personal Assistant’s involvement, the Brio Care name is a guarantee that it will always be a consistent, professional and positive experience for the client.

Our Personal Assistants can provide a wide range of services to make your home life comfortable and hassle free, including assistance with housekeeping, laundry supervising home maintenance, pet care, and shopping.

Furthermore, the team offers companionship services such as arranging social appointments, making travel arrangements, help participating in hobbies and company at meal times.

To ensure your retirement is as fulfilling as possible, we also offer personal care services including bathing, assistance with dressing, help with medicines and general care.

We are happy for you to bring pets but kindly request that you contact your community's General Manager to get written permission before doing so, and in case there are any specific guidelines to follow.

Brio homes are provided unfurnished but come fully decorated with high quality carpets and flooring plus a fully fitted, handle-less kitchen with integrated, easy to use NEFF cooking appliances. Bathrooms have floor to ceiling ceramic tiles and a walk-in level access shower.

All homes also feature a home automation system and online access to Brio’s vast range of guest services.

The facilities are primarily for your use, but families and friends are also welcome. Selected amenities may also open to the wider local community.

There is a Brio shuttle bus service available* for planned shopping trips and excursions. The on-site team will be able to provide you with timetable details.

(* at selected Brio Communities)

Yes, there are dedicated parking areas close to all homes within Brio communities. The are also electric car charging points in our communities.

Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not allowed in internal communal areas, but you can smoke in your own home and external communal areas. Please note private outdoor spaces may differ between Brio community locations.

Your home comes with its own private outdoor space so you can create your own garden. Each Brio community will also have beautiful landscaped communal gardens or growing gardens offering opportunities for you to get involved in as well.

Yes, there are Sky TV and broadband services in every home and included in the Concierge fee. Additional bundles such as Sky Sports and Sky Cinema can be added at an additional subscription cost paid directly to Sky.

Yes. Every Brio home is covered by a 10-year NHBC build mark warranty.

If you decide to sell your home, we can support you throughout the whole process. To cover this support and estate agency services such as advertising, carrying out viewings and managing enquiries, there will be a fee of 1% of the final sale price. This also makes sure that your proposed buyer meets the necessary criteria set out by Brio.

Brio reserves the right to resell the property for the first six months of it being on the market.

Yes. Moving to a Brio community is about making the most of your retirement, and with our included hassle-free move service we can help you quickly settle into the Brio Lifestyle.

Let us take away the stress and worry of dealing with estate agents and conveyancing, organising removals and getting all of those pictures hung in your new home.

We can even help to get you into your new home if your property is still on the market.

All of our hassle-free services are included free of charge and include the following:

  • Move-in service, including decluttering and removals
  • Provision of a preferred estate agent for the sale of your home
  • Move-in assistance: opportunity to move in at discounted rents until property is sold
  • Change of address service
  • Handyman service
  • Part-exchange service
  • Conveyancing costs covered

Find out more about our Hassle-Free Move service.

As a general rule, if you’re under 55 you’ll have to wait to move into a Brio home.

ARCO

Brio Retirement Living is formally a 'prospective' member of the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) while our communities are in development. ARCO is the main body representing the retirement community in the UK.

As prospective members we aim to operate all our retirement communities according to the principles laid down in the ARCO Consumer Code.

Home Quality Mark

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is a national standard for new homes, which uses a simple 5-star rating to provide impartial information from independent experts on a new home's design, construction quality and running costs. The Home Quality Mark standard is built into all our homes, ensuring safe, modern and comfortable dwellings.

Consumer Code for Home Builders

The Consumer Code for Home Builders is an industry led scheme which gives protection and rights to purchasers of new homes, ensuring that new Home Buyers are treated fairly and are fully informed about their purchase before and after they sign the contract. We adhere to the Consumer Code for Home Builders.