AFC Fylde Community Foundation has announced a new Independent Living Support Programme for young adults based at Pear Tree Specialist School in Kirkham.

Supported by Kirkham based Kepak Convenience Foods, home to the Rustlers brand, the programme is going to support 22 young adults, aged 16-18, over a four-week period to help give them vital skills and the ability to lead an independent lifestyle.

The programme will cover a variety of core topics which are seen as important components of the journey towards independent living. These include healthy eating, cooking and sustainability, general health and wellbeing support, as well as the development of the young people’s interpersonal skills.

James Grimston, Production Director for Rustlers says: “It’s a pleasure to support this initiative. At Rustlers, we’re committed to engaging young people to improve their health and wellbeing and encouraging them to lead a more active lifestyle through physical education. Initiatives with like-minded partners such as the AFC Community Foundation have a key role to play.”

Community Foundation Director, Tom Hutton, said he was enormously appreciative of the support of the Kirkham-based Rustlers brand.

He said: “To receive this additional support from Rustlers to enable us to run what is such an important community programme for the young adults of Pear Tree School is fantastic.

“Without Rustlers’ support this programme simply would not be possible. I’m excited for the future and I look forward to working closely with them to provide further opportunities for the people of the Fylde.”

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