Ongo has announced the name of its brand-new dementia development in Scunthorpe ‘Myos House’, after launching a competition earlier in June.
The £4.4m project sits on Warwick Road in Scunthorpe and comprises 25 two-bedroom apartments and communal spaces for residents to socialise.
Ongo says the development offers something “completely new” to North Lincolnshire.
The development features a dementia friendly layout and modern design, safe and secure landscaped gardens, CCTV, and staff on hand 24 hours a day.
Ongo says these features will support families to live together for as long as possible, instead of moving into residential care and introducing unwelcome change.
Name of the game
To celebrate the flagship scheme and get local people involved, Ongo launched a competition where children under 16 could send their ideas for a name.
Representatives from here and North Lincolnshire Council decided on the winning name, which was put forward by 8 year old Jessie Stocks from Gainsborough.
When receiving her prize Jessie said: “I had lots of fun taking part in the competition. I’m really excited that I got to name a whole building and I won the completion. Thank you for my voucher.”
Georgie McGuire, development project manager at Ongo, said: “The name Myos derives from the word Myositis, more commonly known as the forget-me-not.
“This small blue flower we all know and love is long associated with dementia, so fits perfectly and we felt suited the homes to a tee.
“It truly is a fantastic and life changing project and we can’t wait for Myos House to open in May 2021.
“Thank you to everyone that got involved in the competition, and make sure you keep an eye out on more ways to get involved.”
Ongo has invested over £3m in the scheme, £1m of which came from Homes England, with £300,000 from North Lincolnshire Council.
Local firm G.S. Kelsey is building the scheme with help from local contractor Overhall and Brook & Mayo.