'CAP has given me back my husband, my family, my life and my faith, which debt had taken hostage.'
We exist because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. But the truth is that they are rife in the UK. In a society where people live behind closed doors, thousands are desperately poor. Unable to feed their children, incapable of paying to heat their homes in winter, the grip of poverty is relentless. It breaks families apart and drives many to think that suicide is the only solution.
UK poverty is real, with millions locked in its miserable grip. That’s why we’re aiming for 1,000 CAP centres covering the UK, each bringing life changing freedom and good news to people in desperate need. Always through the Church. Always hope.
Our head office in Bradford is home to over 300 staff who form an incredible poverty busting team. Join charity founder John Kirkby on a tour of CAP and see just what it takes to give UK poverty the boot.
Personal debt is a serious problem all over the developed world, so CAP has been invited to help other countries. In addition to CAP UK, our international family is now made up of CAP Australia, CAP New Zealand, CAP Canada and CAP America.
Since 2000, CAP Oz has been changing lives. Today, it’s Australia’s largest free ‘to your door’ debt management charity, with centres right across the country dedicated to lifting people out of poverty.
CAP NZ was launched in March 2008 to provide free help out of poverty for New Zealanders. With a network of CAP centres run through local churches, it’s proud to be tackling one of the country’s biggest social issues.