“I want to let you know that me and K have come to an agreement where I can see G outside of the contact centre, so we’ll no longer need to use the facilities. Can I just say a big thank you for everything that you and all the volunteers have done for us over the past 6 months and helping me to build a relationship again with my daughter. Westwood House Child Contact Centre really is a diamond of a place and deserves massive credit for what it does and how it helps families. 

I think G will miss playing on the swings and taking all the other kids’ toys and giving them to me, but most of all I think she’ll miss the free biscuits! Again, a massive thank you and I will be forever grateful for your help.” CH.

We are so grateful to this dad for sharing his story. His experience is overwhelming and gives us a glimpse into the vital role that contact centres have in helping children keep in touch with their parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members following the tough process of separation.

Celebrating 20 years helping local separating families…

Westwood House Child Contact Centre has been providing supported contact services in Congleton for the last 20 years. Brian, the co-ordinator told us how the work at the centre developed: “From slow beginnings with just one or two families attending each week and sometimes with no contacts at all, we have grown and developed over the twenty years and now regularly support six families each week”

Brian went on to say “To celebrate the work of our centre, our continued links with Trinity Methodist Church and in memory of Denis Hagon who got it all started, on Sunday May 26th 2019 at Trinity Methodist Church the Sunday morning service is being dedicated to the work of our Child Contact Centre in celebration of the support so many children and parents have received over the last 20 years. This will be followed on Monday June 3rd at 7pm by a Buffet Supper at Westwood House. An excellent chance for us to come together as past and present volunteers, to look back at shared experiences and to the future development of child contact at Westwood House.”

Are you local? Westwood House needs your help to continue its vital service for separated families in Congleton

Do you live in the Congleton area and are interested in becoming a volunteer? Westwood House are recruiting sessional volunteers and want to build up a Coordinating Team. Anyone interested in discussing these roles is asked to contact Brian (Co-ordinator).

Contact details and further info can be found on our website

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