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Archbishop Justin Welby to become CAP’s first Patron

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been named as the first Patron of debt charity Christians Against Poverty.

Read the full release here

CAP stages Pre-Election Event: Faith in the Ballot

Monday, 13 April 2015

Christians will be challenged to think about where to put their election cross in a special event staged by Christians Against Poverty.

Faith in the Ballot aims to encourage people to make an informed choice and ensure they vote on polling day, May 7.

Read the full release here

Welfare issues causing debts for thousands

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

More than a quarter of people with debts say problems with benefits were the root cause of their financial crisis, new research reveals.

Charity Christians Against Poverty, which offers a free debt service, surveyed more than 1,700 clients to find out how their troubles began.


Read the full release here
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CAP in the news

Idea Magazine - 30 April 2015

Whatever happened to my year of Jubilee? Read the article here.

Western Morning News - 13 April 2015

Families living on the breadline in Devon and Cornwall blame benefit system. Read the article here.

The Independent - 13 February 2015

Are bills ruining your family life? Try the lover's guide to coping with debt... Read the article here.

Daily Record - 06 February 2015

Widow tells of help to overcome debt struggle Read the article here.

Telegraph & Argus - 22 January 2015

More than 25,000 children in Bradford district live in families with energy debt problems Read the article here.

Daily Record - 20 January 2015

Dad of two tells how debt hell led to creditors calling him ten times a day before a charity helped him get out of the red. Read the article here.

The Independent - 17 January 2015

A couple of decades late, the bankruptcy threat recedes Read the article here.

Daily Mail - 17 January 2015

Article on debt surge with quote from CAP Chief Executive Matt Barlow Read the article here.


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