Christians Against Poverty — Coventry
We are passionate about releasing people from a life sentence of poverty, debt, unemployment and addiction. Working with the church, we bring good news, hope and freedom to people in the UK.
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What we offer in Coventry:
The Coventry CAP Debt Centre is one of over 300 debt centres in the UK. As a part of HOPE Coventry, we support people across our city who are struggling to help themselves to become debt free. This project reopened in March 2015 with Ian Burton at the helm. In that time, we have supported 375 families. 81 have became completely debt free and 15 are currently on a debt management plan.
At CAP we serve people with more than just debt management. Nearly all clients have other issues which led to the debt. So we help people to access benefits, signpost to other agencies (e.g. addiction support, foodbanks) and we are a listening ear. We help in practical ways e.g. opening and sorting post, accompanying a client to court, and helping a client to declutter to move away from her abuser. We help all our clients in whatever ways are appropriate for them, whatever their background. As Christians, we share the love of Christ with actions and with words.
Karen has been helped by Christians Against Poverty in Coventry – you can watch her story below:
We also run the CAP Money Courses across the city. For more information, contact Nick Darlington or Jo Thatcher (email@example.com). Whether you feel pretty organised or whether it’s like a lucky dip every time you try to withdraw cash from your bank account, the CAP Money Course will help you take complete control of your finances. We can run a CAP Money course (2 or 3 weekly sessions) at your location. All course materials supplied, no charge.
How you can get involved:
We are building a group of people to pray for the work across our city. Without this we are nothing, as we desperately need God to lead this centre and to touch the lives of vulnerable people in Coventry. We give you specific people and situations to pray for. We also meet twice a year to share stories, to encourage one another, and to pray together.
We need people to get involved in our team working across Coventry in different ways. This could involve visiting and supporting clients with our debt coach, helping with small maintenance or gardening work or helping in other practical ways e.g. taking emergency food parcels or sending birthday cards. For other ways to help, get in touch.
We would love churches to give £25 or £50 per month so that we can continue out work. The Coventry debt centre pays CAP £800 to cover part of the costs of the central office in Bradford (CAP estimates their costs are about three times this figure).
To get in touch, please contact Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07941 361 771.