A new accommodation aimed at young people aged 16 to 25 who need support has opened in Oswestry.

New Century Court, Victoria Street is made up of 11 bedrooms, one crash pad for emergencies, one training flat, communal lounge, shared kitchen, meeting room, study, staff offices and a communal garden.

Last year Shropshire Council secured the purchase of the building which was previously owned by Bromford Housing Association, and teamed up with STAR Housing.

The sale was completed in October and the property is now in the ownership of Shropshire Council to be managed by STAR Housing.

Lee Chapman, cabinet member for housing and portfolio holder for health and adult social care said: "It's a fantastic opportunity to increase property for those who need help with housing of all types and great opportunity to support people who can't fully look after themselves and need support with groceries and cleaning."

Laura Fisher, housing services operations manager at Shropshire Council added: "It's not necessarily just for young people who have come from care but those who find it hard to find housing and need support.

"Housing like this is high demand and it is a very welcomed project. One person is already in the building and we will start to drip feed new people into the home."