Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty

CAP is an organisation of passionate Christians who are on a mission to release thousands of families from grinding poverty through award winning debt counselling and community groups. By equipping and empowering local churches to reach out on their doorsteps, CAP brings hope to tens of thousands of people every year. 

For further information on CAP, please contact Frances Wilson (Mobile 07834 544802; email  Information is also available on the CAP website:

Debt help is available by phoning:  0800 328 0006

Our CAP support services

As a United Parish, we have partnered with CAP and provide the following services.

Money worries can impact every area of life from relationships to health and wellbeing. CAP Life Skills is a friendly group that gives people the confidence and decision-making skills they need to survive life on a low income.  Members learn practical money saving techniques, such as cooking on a budget, living healthily on less, making their money go further as well as taking part in sessions on building healthy relationships.  It’s all about discovering new ways to live for a better future. Courses generally last for 8 weeks and each session starts with a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and something to eat.

CAP developed the Kick Start programme as a means for churches to be able to engage with people online during lockdown although it is also suitable for running face-to-face when life gets back to normal. Sessions relate to mental health and well-being, life after lockdown, money worries and how to overcome them, finding work and landing the ideal role. These courses are short (3 or 4 sessions) but you can dip in and out as you please.

The CAP Money Course is a free course that will teach you budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that works. In just a few weeks, you will get to grips with your finances so you can budget, save and prevent debt. Whether you feel pretty organised or whether it’s like a lucky dip every time you try to withdraw cash from your account, the CAP Money Course will help you take complete control of your finances.