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Find out about our Twilight project for young people

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With support from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and funding from the Home Office, we have developed a Twilight project with the aim of reducing young people’s involvement in serious violence and criminal exploitation.  By providing a universal offer of engagement and support during early weekday evenings and outside of school hours, it provides a positive diversion for young people, in a safe and stable environment and off the streets.  Twilight helps young people before they reach crisis point, by giving them the help and support they need to turn their lives around and provide any additional support where needed.

Twilight sessions train young people in a range of trades, including plastering, brickwork, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, building maintenance and health and safety. It gives young people the opportunity to showcase their work to potential employers, assisting them in their transition into employment.  Twilight is tailored to individual learning styles and is focused on developing individual skills.  Twilight provides an additional wrap around package of cognitive behavioral therapy and pastoral care. 

Successful outcomes for young people include improved critical thinking skills and resilience.  These are achieved whilst supporting positive choices for the young person and providing them with a healthy and stable framework of involvement and positive role models.

Twilight is gender neutral and open to under-18s and a small number of young adults during their transition into adult services, who are at risk of or involved in anti-social behaviour and low level crime. The sessions start on 5th August and run between 3pm and 5pm Mondays and Thursdays.

Referrals can be made anytime by contacting the centre on 01772 880680 or emailing info@prestonvocationalcentre.co.uk

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