Christians Against Poverty

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At Sidley Baptist Church we run two initiatives in partnership with Christians Against Poverty (CAP): Debt counselling and the CAP Money course, both of which are free of charge:

Debt counselling

CAP aims to show God’s love in action by providing sustainable poverty relief through debt counselling, advice and practical help. CAP’s unique ‘hands on’ approach empowers people to help themselves out of poverty and be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debts. We are providing sustainable poverty relief as our service teaches clients vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime.

Questions

1. Is CAP just for Christians?

No, CAP helps anyone regardless of their religious beliefs. CAP aims to ensure that nobody receives less than favourable treatment on the grounds of race, nationality, religion, age, gender, matital status, sexual orientation or disability.

2. Does it cost anything?

No. Our service is completely free. However, we always offer people the opportunity to give donations to the charity so we can help more families. This is completely voluntary and will not be forced on you.

3. Will my creditors cooperate with you?

Yes. We have a great reputation within the financial industry which means that companies are happy to work with us because they have seen the results of our involvement and they know that we offer fair repayments based on what you can afford.

If you are struggling with debt, please phone CAP’s freephone number 0800 328 0006 to book an appointment with Ros, our Centre Manager.

PrintCAP Money is a money management course that teaches you budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based money management system that really works. The CAP Money course is designed to help you gain a better knowledge of what you earn and what you spend, devise a manageable budget, get your accounts in order and learn to save.The course is run over three sessions, using DVD presentations by John Kirkby, the Founder and International Director of CAP, a course handbook and group discussion. The course is run by our Money Coaches, who have been trained by CAP. They are able to help course delegates to work through individual budgets to get their finances in order.We run CAP Money courses on a regular basis throughout the year. They are free to join and open to everyone. If you would like to come on the course, please put your postcode into the CAP Money website to find out when the next one starts and book yourself in!

About Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty is a national debt counselling charity working through a network of centres based in local churches. CAP offers hope and a solution to anyone in debt through its unique, in-depth service.

CAP aims to show God’s love in action by providing sustainable poverty relief through debt counselling, advice and practical help. CAP’s unique ‘hands on’ approach empowers people to help themselves out of poverty and be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debts. We are providing sustainable poverty relief as our service teaches clients vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime.

The charity operates through a growing network of UK centres, all opened in partnership with a local church. CAP began in 1996 when John Kirkby, armed with a £10 donation, started to help people in his local community who were trapped in debt.

The charity is now a fast-paced, growing organisation whose vision is to answer the national problem of debt in the UK by having at least one Debt Centre operating in every major town and city by the year 2015.

Grant from Church Urban Fund

We’re grateful to the Church Urban Fund for providing a grant to support our CAP workCUF final logos.