Tring Children’s Contact Center receives financial boost from Cala Homes

The Tring Child Contact Center has received a helping hand from Cala Homes, as part of the homebuilder’s community scholarship initiative.

The center serves all communities in and around Tring, providing safe spaces for children to meet parents they do not live with. It offers accompanied contact and is suitable for families where no significant risk for the child or his entourage has been identified.

Cala Houseswhich is building Roman Park in Tring, last year invited applications for the Community Grants Scheme, offering organizations, charities and community groups in the area the chance to apply for a share of £10,000 to help fund projects local.

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Tring Children’s Contact Center was chosen as one of the recipients and received £1,500, with the money going to buy storage and new toys for the children.

The organization caters to children of all ages, which means they need a variety of equipment to cater to each group. The money will also help cover running costs, including rent, refreshments and administration costs.

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The Children’s Contact Center has been in Tring since 2000 and is run by fully trained volunteers.

Visits are made on the recommendation of parents, social workers, lawyers, family mediators or by court order.

The Tring Children’s Contact Center falls under the National Association of Children’s Contact Centers (NACCC).

Janet Langdon, coordinator of the Tring Child Contact Centre, said: “Over a million children have no contact with either parent after separation, which unfortunately can lead to some children experiencing behavior including antisocial behavior, distress, unhappiness as well as physical and emotional problems.

“NACCC is the only charity in the UK dedicated to tackling these issues by providing safe spaces where children can meet the parents they don’t live with.”

Across the UK, the Cala’s Community Bursary initiative has awarded over £100,000 in 2021 to good causes, bringing total donations to over £400,000 since the initiative launched in 2016.

Janet added: “We have recently moved to a new location at Nora Grace Hall, Faversham Close, and are relying on fundraising and grants to stay open.

“We have a great team of volunteers, some who have been with us from the start, many thanks to Cala Homes for recognizing our needs.”

Sharon Dulai, Marketing Manager at Cala Homes (Chiltern), said: “We are delighted to support the work of the Tring Child Contact Centre, which is having a huge impact on children and

“We look forward to seeing how the scholarship funding will help support the charity in providing safe spaces for families in Hertfordshire. At Cala, we are committed to making a

lasting contribution to the communities in which we build and the Community Fellowship is a way to support the projects that matter most to local people.