A PRESTWOOD care home that closed amid financial difficulties has re-opened after being bought and revamped by a new owner.

The Homestead, owned by Elysian Care Ltd, closed in November 2014 after administrators were called in - leaving 21 devastated staff members redundant and causing heartbreak for the home's 25 residents who were left to seek new places to live.

But Completelink Limited (known locally as Prestwood) has since bought the home, given it a major refurbishment - and it was due to welcome its first residents on Friday after gaining CQC registration yesterday.

Now called Prestwood Lodge, the home - located on the 55-acre Prestwood Estate off Wolverhampton Road - can take up to 30 residents and its reopening has created 30 new jobs.

Rob Hunter, director of Completelink Limited, said the revamp has transformed the building, a former hunting lodge, into a "stunning care environment with a modern and vibrant feel".

He added: "In total the refurbishment and purchase has cost approximately £2,000,000 but the results we think are pretty amazing."

"The bedrooms are beautifully furnished and have wet-rooms or en-suites; some have French windows leading to patios."

Completelink Limited, which employs more than 200 people, also runs neighbouring Prestwood House and Prestwood Coach House and provides home care through its domiciliary agency Prestwood Community Care.