CAP is recruiting more Scottish Debt Advisors and plans to open new Debt Centres across Scotland
Debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is welcoming a funding boost from the Scottish Government which will help reach people in debt who desperately need support.
CAP’s National Director in Scotland, Emma Jackson, believes this funding comes at a vital time – “The pandemic has already had a devastating impact on many people’s finances. With the possibility of more lockdown restrictions it’s so important those in debt can access our free support.”
“This funding boost from the Scottish Government will enable us to reach people who are being hit the hardest by the pandemic and to ensure those experiencing serious financial difficulty can get free, non-judgemental support.”
“We know so many people are suffering financially because of the impact the pandemic has had on jobs and employment. Many families are experiencing problem debt for the first time. We want people who are struggling to know CAP is here and ready to help them.”
“We’re proud to be playing our part in the response to COVID-19 and urge anyone struggling with debt problems to pick up the phone today”.
Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said – “I am pleased the Scottish Government has been able to support Christians Against Poverty as part of an additional £2.4 million announced in August for debt advice support services across Scotland. Services like this are vital for people who are experiencing debt, offering them help and guidance to start to address their financial issues. It’s important that we all continue to look out for each other, particularly during this pandemic, and debt advice services are a key part of that.”