Christians Against Poverty

New CAP Debt Centres

To offer hope for the future and a practical solution to anyone in debt by providing a free, holistic face-to-face debt advice service in unreached towns and cities across the UK. We aim to open 80 new local, church-based debt-counselling centres in 2013.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2013 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1097217)




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Many thousands of people in the UK struggle with unmanageable debt, which can cause fear, anxiety, relationship breakdown, hunger and depression. A shocking 37% of our clients considered suicide before seeking help. Last year, we received 1,425 calls from people in desperate need of our service, but who we couldn’t help because we don’t have a centre near them. All we could do was send a self-help pack – better than nothing, but not the comprehensive face-to-face debt help that they really need.


We want to offer help to more than 6,000 additional families by opening 80 new local centres across the UK in 2013. Working through local church-based centres, CAP offers a world-class debt counselling service that teaches people to live within a budget, pay off their debts and stay debt-free for the long term. Our combination of home visits, comprehensive debt management and face-to-face support and encouragement is specifically designed to help the poorest and most disadvantaged in society.