CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY
St Paul’s is a partner church in the West Bridgford and South Nottingham CAP Debt Centre. It is a charity in it’s own right, but one of over 300 centres set up in conjunction with Christians Against Poverty, (CAP), during the last 21 years. As well as providing financial support the aim is to also offer practical assistance in the day to day running of the centre.
The CAP debt relief model is highly respected by over 1000 companies within the finance industry e.g. councils, utilities and mortgage companies, who are happy to work with CAP because it’s model works!
A holistic approach is adopted, the aim being to look after not just clients finances, but their spiritual and welfare needs also.
If you would like to support the Debt centre financially, with it's running costs and CAP central fees, you can download the necessary documents from here. Please return the completed documents, as necessary, to the address at the bottom of the promise form.
LATEST UPDATES FROM CAP
Here's the latest West Bridgford centre - June News
Here's the Trustee's Report at the end of the first year
And here's the Partner Church's Letter
You can also find out more about Christians Against Poverty on their website here. or speak to Ian Robinson, the St. Paul’s CAP champion.
"Christians Against Poverty - Time to breathe
CAP had suspended new referrals earlier this year to enable a backlog of cases to be dealt with. The good news is the freephone 0800 328 0006 will be taking new referrals from 20 Jan 2020, which is 'Blue Monday', the most depressing day of the year.
Those phone calls will book appointments a fortnight forward, so visits will start again on 4 Feb.
Of course, we’ve always known that CAP can’t help everyone in the UK with debt problems - it’s a team effort between all of the free debt agencies and many of them are also feeling the pressure of the size of demand versus the service they want to be able to give (and know that people need)."
Here's a report by the Money Advice Trust on debt problems from late 2018 - it makes fascinating reading.