After taking ‘time to breathe’ when new staff were being trained to deal with ever-more complex situations, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) are now in a position to welcome new clients and welcome anyone who needs help to reach out via their freephone number – 0800 328 0006.
Christians Against Poverty is a national debt counselling charity which helps people of all faiths and none to get out of debt FREE OF CHARGE.
Here is a little bit of the CAP story, as it appears on their website
‘With a small donation and big faith, John Kirkby started Christians Against Poverty in 1996. He believed God was calling him to sacrifice his career in finance and use his knowledge of the industry to help the poor.
In his hometown of Bradford, John set off on the incredible journey of CAP. His faith adventure led him to people crippled by debt; parents who couldn’t feed their children, families facing eviction and desperate people living in fear and without hope. He used his expertise to negotiate with creditors, set up budgeting systems and offer a lifeline to those trapped in debt.
John knew that people all over the country were struggling in the same way and he began looking to replicate the work across the UK. With the vital ingredients of a church to partner with, a passionate person to be trained as a debt counsellor and the faith that God would provide, four new CAP centres were opened at the end of 1998.
Since then, CAP has rapidly grown its debt centre network and expanded its services to tackle the causes of debt and poverty too. As well as CAP Debt Help, we now help people step into employment through CAP Job Clubs, help people get control of their habitual dependencies through Fresh Start and a brand new service, CAP Life Skills, to equip people to live well on a low income. Our vision is to bring freedom and good news to the poor in every community through a nationwide network of CAP projects.”
The Christians Against Poverty centre in Ballymena is managed by John Maxwell and based at Ballymena Baptist Church.
Anyone who wishes to use CAP services should phone: 0800 328 0006. More information can also be found by visiting the CAP website.