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Our Gareth’s been tweeting

calendar30 April 2015

Our Gareth’s been tweeting

CAP phone team member and Anglican Gareth Thompson has been helping twitter users to see the inside view of what we do here at head office. From Monday April 27 to Sunday May 3, he is tweeting under the heading of @OurCofE, an account that gets passed to someone in the Church of England each week.

As well as working for CAP, Gareth is also a part-time professional wrestler...

Check out what he's been up to here:

Announcing our new patron: the Archbishop of Canterbury

calendar16 April 2015

Announcing our new patron: the Archbishop of Canterbury

We are really excited to announce that Archbishop Justin Welby has chosen to become a patron of Christians Against Poverty!

Watch the video to find out more about what he thinks about CAP and why he decided to support our work in this way.

Please take some time to encourage Justin via his Twitter account - @JustinWelby.

Even more money managers!

calendar27 March 2015

Even more money managers!

This weekend, over 100 passionate individuals are set to learn all about how they can help prevent debt and poverty in their local communities.

Tomorrow our CAP Money team is in Watford training these brand new money coaches to go out and deliver CAP's free money management course in their areas.

Representing 30 new churches, they will join over 800 that are already running the CAP Money Course, which now helps more than 10,000 people a year across the UK gain control of their finances.

Find out more about how your church could run the CAP Money Course and teach people how to budget, save and spend wisely.

300 people have found paid work through CAP Job Clubs!

calendar12 March 2015

Since launching just two years ago, CAP Job Clubs has seen a staggering 300 people find paid employment. That's 300 lives lifted from the misery of unemployment, and given fresh hope and a future.

With the average person out of work for over two years, CAP Job Clubs is reaching people whose confidence and self-worth has been destroyed. We offer practical skills training as well as a supportive community of people in similar situations, because facing long-term unemployment can also be incredibly isolating.

Christine is just one of those 300 people who found work through her local CAP Job Club after being made redundant from the company she’d worked 14 years for.

She said: ‘It was quite a shock. I had no idea what to do about getting a new job or where to go. The Job Centre referred me to a CAP Job Club. Everyone was so friendly and ready to help; it built my confidence up again. When you’re unemployed, your confidence goes and you feel worthless. I’d lost all of my sense of being, then I got a job and it was brilliant! I felt so relieved, like I’ve been given another chance and a fresh start.’

To find out more about CAP Job Clubs, click here.

Prime Minister learns more about the work of CAP

calendar27 February 2015

Prime Minister learns more about the work of CAP

Keen to publicise his new church debt centre, a rector arranged to meet with his local MP – who happened to be David Cameron.

The Chipping Norton Benefice where the Reverend James Kennedy serves is within the Prime Minister’s constituency of Witney in Oxfordshire.

The pair later had 15 minutes together where he explained that Chipping Norton was one of 18 church debt centres that CAP is opening in March to help some of the very poorest families in the UK.

The Rev Kennedy said: 'It was a good meeting in which we were able to raise his awareness of CAP’s work generally as well as locally, and to pray with him. He also said he’d ask someone in his policy team to be in touch.'

David Cameron later wrote thanking him for taking the time to see him. He said: 'I welcome the important role that organisations like Christians Against Poverty (CAP) play in our community. CAP has an impressive record of helping people to get debt free and stay debt free.

'From the minute people approach CAP, they are guided and supported through every big financial decision so that they can pay off their debts and plan for a better future.'

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