Impact Family Services

£6,500 towards the running costs of an organisation that specialises in supporting families from Scarborough with regard to child contact issues following parental separation.

Impact Family Services, founded in 2001, helps to keep children in touch with both parents following a separation. Trusthouse Charitable Foundation supported Impact Family Services with running costs for the Meeting Place, their child contact centre which is used by deprived families from Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington.

The Meeting Place offers a neutral and friendly venue where children of separated families can spend time with the parent they don’t live with and other family members. Warm, clean and full of toys, the centre provides children with a safe place where they “can concentrate on just being a kid”. 85 children were referred to Meeting Place in 2011.