An important young people’s service in Oswestry is set to re-open following an extensive refurbishment project carried out by Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing).

New Century Court is to re-open on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

The renovation has included new flooring, redecoration, new kitchen and bathrooms as well as fixtures, fittings and furniture for each room.

New Century Court provides accommodation with support for young people aged 16-25. The property is made up of 11 bedrooms, 1 crash pad, 1 training flat, a communal lounge, shared kitchen, a training/meeting room, a computer/study room, staff offices and a communal garden.

Working closely with Shropshire’s Housing Options team and Social Services, STAR Housing will ensure there is the support in place for young people who need housing to thrive and move-on to independence.

The support provided will be tailored to the needs of the individual young person including a dedicated support worker with whom they will meet regularly.

STAR Housing will deliver community activities, workshops, presentations and more for the young people at New Century Court to benefit their development aiming to ensure that the young people go on to be involved in education, training, work or volunteering as part of their move into independence.

Sue Adams, Managing Director at STAR Housing, said:

“We are delighted to have given New Century Court a complete makeover and secure the long-term future of this much needed local service.”

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council Cabinet member responsible for housing, said:

“The re-opening of New Century Court is fantastic news for vulnerable and homeless young people in Shropshire.

“I’m very pleased with the refurbishment. It has given the site a real lift and has positioned STAR Housing and Shropshire Council to continue to provide a quality and much needed service to young people who need support, at New Century Court.”

In October 2017, Shropshire Council with the support of STAR Housing purchased New Century Court which secured the future of the much needed service that offers safety, comfort and support for vulnerable and homeless young people from across the county.

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