MP and councillors welcome opening of new dementia-friendly apartments in Scunthorpe

People, Health and Care
12:16, Monday, 13th September 2021

A new development of 25 two-bed apartments has opened in Scunthorpe, supporting residents with dementia to live independently with their families.

The facilities at Myos House have been specially designed with those living with dementia in mind, with residents benefiting from the latest assistive technology, inclusive sensory activities and a welcoming environment featuring landscaped gardens.

MP for Scunthorpe, Holly Mumby-Croft, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Cllr Rob Waltham and deputy leader and cabinet member for adults and health, Cllr Richard Hannigan all attended the opening ceremony on Friday, 3 September.

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

“It was brilliant to meet the new residents of Myos House and to see first-hand the life-changing impact this development is already bringing to local people.

“It is a fantastic provision that will help residents to stay safe and well, and crucially, enable families to remain living together, while accessing the care they need.

“The building’s facilities are state-of-the-art, and everything, right down to the colour schemes, have been carefully chosen to make sure that the environment is as relaxing as possible for those living with dementia.”

The opening of Myos House coincides with the launch of Independent Living, where people can access advice and support about a wide range of equipment that can make home life easier

This includes smart devices like watches and home monitor hubs that bring peace of mind to families, as well as practical solutions including bath seats, shower chairs and dressing aids.

Local care and support advice has been collected in one simple, convenient page on the council website: www.northlincs.gov.uk/supportingadults

Anyone looking for support should call 01724 297000 and ask for Independent Living.

The council has invested £300,000 in the construction of Myos House, with a further £3 million provided by Ongo for this scheme and £1 million from Homes England.