Demolition work well underway to create new homes for people with dementia

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Demolition work is well under way at the former Intermediate Care Home on Warwick Road in Scunthorpe – to make way for a proposed unique extra care scheme that will see 25 new two-bed apartments built for people with dementia – in a £4.5 investment. The first of its kind in the area.

The new homes would enable residents to live independently with the support they need. They will feature the latest innovations in assistive technology.

The apartments would be built on two storeys. There will be a communal entrance/reception area and community lounge. There are also plans for external communal areas, including gardens and seating areas.

The design would create independent homes for individuals and couples diagnosed with dementia to help increase their independence, with care and support on hand through North Lincolnshire Council’s Adult Services.

The council has been working with North Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance to ensure the new scheme fully meets the needs of those with dementia.

Subject to planning approval, work could start later this year and finish by the end of 2019.

The council currently owns the site, though as part of the plans, Ongo Homes would own and manage the properties.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for Adults, Health and Community Wellbeing at North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“The proposals for the new dementia extra care scheme will enable more people to live independently in their own homes with the right support available to them when they need it.

“This is a major investment that 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.

“This is an excellent example of partnership working with Ongo Homes.”