Ongo receives £7.75m windfall for new homes and specialist dementia care scheme

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 9 Jan 2017

TENTH anniversary celebrations for North Lincolnshire's biggest social landlords Ongo Homes have got off to a great start with a £7.75 million windfall from the government.

The cash from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) will be used to build 257 new homes over the next four years.

Part of the money will see North Lincolnshire's first specialist care scheme for dementia patients developed.

The 32 specialist homes will be a mixture of wheelchair accessible bungalows and the dementia care scheme.

Talks are on going with North Lincolnshire Council to identify the locations and progress plans.

The 257 homes will be built across the region, although exact sites have not yet been identified and will be completed by 2021.

They will be a variety of house types, depending on the local housing need.

There will be 200 affordable social homes, 32 specialist homes and 25 shared ownership homes which meets the criteria of the HCA Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme 2016-2021.

Martin Phillips, the development manager for Ongo, said: "We're really pleased to have received this funding to enable us to build much needed affordable housing in the region.

"We're also excited to be able to further develop our shared ownership stock, which will support local people to get on the property ladder in an affordable way, and this supports Ongo's greater development plans."

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