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Stories of lives changed

Stories of lives changed

Hundreds of churches across the UK are committed to providing free debt help and local community groups tackling the causes of poverty in their local area. Here are just a few of the stories of lives changed through churches’ CAP services across the UK.

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Joanne’s story (Debt Help)

Finances can affect every area of life, including parenting. Hardworking single mum Joanne struggled to make ends meet, and was forced to borrow money before the next payday arrived.

When Joanne and her son, Ire, had to downsize and lost the garden he loved to play in, Joanne felt she was disappointing him as a mother. Then the letters and phone calls started, and she became afraid to sleep or go outside.

Thanks to CAP Debt Coaches Mee and Flora from her local church supporting her all the way, Joanne is now debt free. She is finally able to smile again, and is even teaching her son how to manage his money.

About CAP Debt Help

Stuart’s story (Job Clubs)

Stuart originally planned to get involved with his local CAP Job Club by helping out. However, when he was made redundant, he decided to attend the sessions himself.

Through the Job Club, Stuart rediscovered his confidence through the great friendships he made. Over the weeks they practised interview skills, worked on CV writing and identified their personal strengths together. The day after the interview session, Stuart had a real job interview which he says was an absolute breeze – and got offered the job!

With the job he has now, Stuart is able to pay the bills and still has a bit left over, giving him the freedom to be able to do the things he enjoys.

About CAP Job Clubs

Jenny’s story (Life Skills)

Jenny joined her local Life Skills group after an abusive relationship left her feeling worthless and worn out.

‘I’d lost my whole identity. In the end I couldn’t take it.’

Jenny discovered the group through her local women’s centre. Although she was worried about being judged, she experienced the opposite.

When Sandra from CAP invited her to church, Jenny responded to the gospel. Since then, she’s been waking up ready for the day ahead.

‘I just feel totally different – so much brighter and more colourful now.’

About CAP Life Skills