Free holiday activities and a food programme supporting the most disadvantaged and vulnerable families in Windsor and Maidenhead will continue this summer, the council has confirmed.

The Feed Ur Everyday Lives (FUEL) programme will run from August 2 to August 27 and will be available for young people and families.

The programme will provide a regular source of free activity groups and nutritious meals.

It will offer activities for children aged five to 16-years-old for four hours a day, four days a week.

Councillor Stuart Carroll, cabinet member for adult social care, children’s services, health and mental health, said: “Our Easter programme was very successful, providing vital support to families in our borough who need it most, and I’m delighted to see it continuing this summer.

"The council and Achieving for Children are determined to ensure children have a happy and memorable summer break and thanks to the variety of activities on offer with FUEL, there is something for everyone.

“A critical priority of the council is protecting vulnerable people and ensuring all children have the same opportunities and life chances. This programme is a critical part of our ongoing commitment to supporting some of our most disadvantaged and vulnerable families in the borough.

“The school holiday periods can be times of added financial pressure for families, with increased costs on childcare and food, and we hope FUEL’s offer of nutritious meals and fun and engaging activities will help our hardest-hit families.”