In 1988 Mr & Mrs Pell purchased the property as a flat roof bungalow and in 1992 extended the house up one floor.
Mr Pell’s father, a local Slough Councillor Gordon Pell, developed Alzheimer’s and commenced looking at local care homes. Mr Pell was very disappointed with many homes viewed. Social Services were contacted to see what it would entail to convert the family home into a residential home. The home started with ten rooms, with the Pell family living in three of them. It was then extended twice more to accommodate 16 residents.
In 1995 Dennis Waterman officially opened Forget me not Home and in 1997 Pauline Quirke visited.