STAR Housing save crucial young people’s service in Oswestry

We are delighted to have taken over an important young people’s service in Oswestry in a move that prevents its closure.

We will provide a much needed service at New Century Court that offers safety, comfort and support for vulnerable and homeless young people from across the county. 

An image of New Century Court in Oswestry. It consists of community housing.

New Century Court

The goal is for young people to gain the skills and confidence to move on from the service and live happy, healthy lives and go on and thrive in all they do. 

Nigel Wilson, Community Support Services Officer, said:

“We’re delighted to have been able to secure the future of such an important service for young people in Shropshire.

“Working with partners and support workers, we will be able to make a difference to the lives of young people and give them every opportunity to develop their confidence, skills, employability and future prospects.”

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

“It’s crucial that support is available for vulnerable and homeless young people in Shropshire and the service provided at New Century Court has proven to be important in ensuring the necessary support is accessible.

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to reach an agreement with STAR Housing to secure the continued provision of such a crucial service.”

What are our plans for New Century Court?

New Century Court will offer housing to young people aged 16-25 in a supportive community.

Working closely with Shropshire’s Housing Options team and Social Services, we will ensure there is the support in place for young people who need housing to thrive and move-on to independence. The support we provide is tailored to the needs of the individual young person including a dedicated support worker with whom they will meet regularly.

We will provide 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. 

We currently manage the tenancies for over 4,000 affordable council homes in the Oswestry and Bridgnorth area on behalf of Shropshire Council.

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