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Restoring the Balance: Tackling problem debt

calendar04 September 2014

Restoring the Balance: Tackling problem debt

Today the plight of people in debt and poverty has been brought to the attention of policy makers in the House of Lords.

Working together with the Centre for Social Justice, CAP is pleased to have inputted into a major two-year investigation into UK poverty that aims to influence the key decision makers of our country.

The project features several areas, including unmanageable debt, with recommendations expected to be included in the manifestos of political parties for the upcoming General Election.

Under the area of unmanageable debt, CAP’s statistics form a vital picture of what this looks like for some of the poorest and most vulnerable in society. Our case studies also bring to life the day-to-day struggles face by our clients.

To read the report on debt, Restoring the Balance: Tackling problem debt, click the link below:

Our new CAP Sunday resources

calendar03 September 2014

Our new CAP Sunday resources

We are really excited that our 2014 CAP Sunday resources have just arrived back from the printers!

This year we are on a mission to break the silence caused by debt. Over a third of our clients tell us that they suffered in silence thinking suicide was the only way out of their debts. CAP Sunday will be a day when we speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, to reach more desperate people and tell them there is a solution!

Hundreds of churches will be taking part in CAP Sunday by showing our new film. If you'd like to join them and us in breaking the silence, then order your CAP Sunday pack today by clicking here.

CAP shortlisted by Charity Times Awards…twice!

calendar02 July 2014

CAP shortlisted by Charity Times Awards…twice!

We are really pleased to have recently received news from Charity Times Awards that Christians Against Poverty has been shortlisted to receive two awards!

The first award we are shortlisted for is ‘Charity of the Year: with an income of £5million - £10million’. This is in recognition of our efforts to expand our debt help service, which now reaches over 260 local communities across the UK, and for the launch of our new initiative CAP Job Clubs (now with over 90 clubs). It also acknowledges our continued efforts to make all our processes as efficient as possible helping us to deliver the best service to those with the very least.

The second award we are shortlisted to receive is ‘Fundraising Team of Year’, in response to our campaign sponsoring Big Church Day Out last year. Through this campaign 1,000 people become Life Changers through our regular giving programme. It was already a huge encouragement to see so many people committed to support our work to break the burden of debt and poverty, so to have the fundraising campaign acknowledged is simply an added bonus!

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 22 October 2014 so watch this space…

CAP wins accolade from finance industry!

calendar12 May 2014

We are delighted to announce that CAP was been awarded the Martin Williams Award for Contribution to the Credit Industry at the 2014 Credit Today Awards!

This award was one of two special awards given at the ceremony, which was attended by 1,500 members of the credit industry, and was presented by Zac Lewy, Founder and Executive Director of Arrow Global. When speaking about our work, Zac commended John Kirkby for the hard work and sacrifices he made during the early years.

Watch our Head of External Affairs, Phill Holdsworth, and our Director of Debt Management & Creditor Relations, Dawn Stobart, collecting the award at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. 

Passionate about seeing tech used for good?

calendar01 May 2014

Passionate about seeing tech used for good?

‘There’s just so much more we can do with technology!’

Have you ever uttered these words? Are you fascinated by the possibilities that information tech offers? Are you even more excited about using your IT skills for good?

CAP is a dynamic and forward thinking charity where technology serves a national and international vision to see people set free from the grip of debt and poverty. We currently have two exciting opportunities within our innovative and busy IT team.


Systems Developer

We are looking for a full time systems developer to assist us in what is our area of greatest need. Committed to bespoke systems rather than ‘off the shelf’ purchases, the CAP stable of products includes our debt counselling case management system, supporter CRM, CAP Money Course online budgeting tools and staff intranet. Excellent knowledge of PHP, MySQL, HTML and Linux, alongside good communication and time management skills are essential. Add to these a heart for UK poverty issues and you will be an ideal candidate who we want to meet. Go to the full job information.


IT Manager

A team of great minds always needs a head honcho! This role is suitable for a people manager with a technical background who loves to solve problems with their analytical skills. Looking after a team of talented IT professionals, our new IT Manager will work closely with our IT Director to facilitate the delivery of bespoke solutions and vital technology services to our rapidly growing charity. Go to the full job information.

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