ACC Contact Centre in Dudley managed to secure Lottery funding to enable them to offer free supervised contact for 20 families during lockdown.This is an amazing achievement, so innovative and must have made a huge difference to these families. Christian, Co-ordinator at the centre told us “We wanted to help local families whose finances had been affected by the pandemic which may have meant they couldn’t keep in touch with their children. In partnership with The AoC Trust we were able to offer up to 6 FREE contact sessions at our centre in Dudley.”

Christian went on to say “We were able to reopen on 29th June 2020 and will continue to remain open. Earlier this year we provided several families with creative Zoom support and are now working on creating a tool kit”. The tool-kit will help families to help enhance their interactions over Zoom and has also been funded by the National Lottery.

A C C / Dudley’s Accredited Children’s Contact Centre, is managed by The Arts of Change Trust, a celebrated counselling and therapy registered charity that serves the entire West Midlands region and beyond. For several years The AoC Trust have been supporting all ages with emotional, psychological, behavioural, social and family difficulties and with huge success. It continues to grow today with a staff team of over thirty and is closely affiliated with The Arts of Change Ltd, which has won a number of awards for innovation and creativity. 

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