£4.5m investment will enable people with dementia to live independently

North Lincolnshire council is inviting local residents to see the plans to transform the former Intermediate Care Home on Warwick Road in Scunthorpe – in a £4.5m investment.

Plans are expected to be submitted by the end of March 2018 in a joint venture between the council and Ongo Homes.

Under the proposals, 25 new two-bed apartments would be built for people with dementia to enable them to live independently with the support they need.

This will be the first dementia friendly housing scheme in North Lincolnshire. The council currently owns the site, though as part of the plans, Ongo would own and manage the properties.

Letters have gone out inviting local residents to the consultation event on Thursday 8 March at East Common Lane Community Centre. People are welcome to call in any time between 3pm and 6pm.

The plans showing what the development could look like will be on display and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the scheme.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“A key priority for us is to enable more people to live independently in their own homes. This means supporting people to live in a community that understands their needs.

“We are keeping our promise to work with Ongo to deliver a new care facility to meet the complex needs of providing care.

“With this development, residents will have support available to them on site should they need it.

“This major investment will help prevent residents from feeling lonely and isolated as there will be others with similar needs living in the nearby apartments with facilities close by.

Martin Phillips, Development Manager, Ongo Homes, said:

“This event will be an opportunity for local residents to come along and chat to staff about the proposed plans for these brand new homes to be built.

“These are much needed dementia friendly homes for North Lincolnshire, and will be the first scheme of its kind in our area; so we are really keen to get local people on board and hear their opinions and thoughts about our plans so far.”