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CAP wins £40,000!

calendar20 November 2013

CAP wins £40,000!

We are thrilled to announce that we won £40,000 in an award ceremony last night!

CAP came top in the Sovereign Health 'Good All Round' Awards, being awarded the 'gold' prize of £40,000. Without our supporters, this would not have happened – thank you to every one of you who voted for us!

The ceremony, held in Bradford, saw £140,000 shared out between 14 charities as a celebration of Sovereign Health Care's 140th anniversary. We were delighted to share an evening with a bunch of people who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of those facing issues from homelessness to disability.

Read the full article from Bradford's Telegraph & Argus.  

Living Wage Campaign Week

calendar06 November 2013

Living Wage Campaign Week

This week, there's a big push for the biggest and richest companies in the UK to start paying the living wage (the absolute minimum to keep a roof over your head and food on the table). ShareAction are encouraging people to email their pension company to ask them to put the pressure on big companies to pay the living wage.

Pension funds hold billions of pounds worth of shares in these big companies, so ShareAction wants us to call on our pension funds to use their influence for good.

Check the campaign out and show your support by sharing!

 

Over half of CAP supporters would leave a gift to us in their will

calendar31 October 2013

Over half of CAP supporters would leave a gift to us in their will

We were stunned when over half of respondents in our supporter survey said that they would consider leaving a legacy to CAP in their will. There is so much potential to help others that could be released through legacy gifts and such a positive response in our survey was inspiring to see.

If you would like to find out more about leaving a legacy, hop on over to our legacies info page, where you can watch Trish's story and order our free guide to writing a will and leaving a legacy.

CAP scoops two major awards in two days!

calendar04 October 2013

CAP scoops two major awards in two days!

It's been a whopper of a week at Christians Against Poverty! We've not bagged just one award – we've got two!

Our committed work to encourage best practice within the credit industry gained us first place in the category 'Contribution to the Credit Industry' in the Credit Excellence Awards 2013, in association with Wescot. Our work to build relationships and offer advice to creditors has seen some companies set up special vulnerable client units, and one even had staff trained by the Samaritans to help them recognise suicidal people.

Just two days later, our insolvency department were celebrating as they were awarded the title 'Insolvency Team of the Year' at the Insolvency and Rescue Awards 2013. Every member of our insolvency team have studied to become a Debt Relief Order Approved Intermediary in the UK and NI. Their hard work ensures that we can free those who would otherwise be left with a 'life sentence' of debt.

Read more about awards CAP has won.

Get the full press release.

Four out of five use payday loans for food

calendar04 October 2013

Four out of five use payday loans for food

This week, we called for tighter regulation to protect vulnerable people from rogue payday lenders. Why? Because shocking new findings from our latest survey of those being helped by CAP show that four out of five people taking out a payday loan did so to afford food.

Our research was picked up by the media and published across the UK on a national and local level. We featured in The Independent, Guardian, Daily Mail, Yorkshire Post, Church Times and more. We were also featured on BBC Radio 4 and Premier Radio.

For links to these articles, hop over to our Press page, where you'll also find full press releases, including our response to the FCA's announcement about planned legislation on the payday lender industry.

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