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We are Christians Against Poverty.

We are on a mission to release thousands of families from grinding poverty through award winning debt counselling and community groups. By equipping and empowering local churches to reach out on their doorsteps, we’re bringing hope to tens of thousands of people every year, just like Lorraine.

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Meet Lorraine

She's here to tell you how, thanks to passionate Christians like you, she was able to rebuild her life.

My life drastically changed in 30 seconds - my husband of 20 years said he was moving in with his girlfriend.

Within ten minutes he was gone.

I had a nervous breakdown and ended up in a psychiatric unit. Then finances came into it - I hadn’t paid my rent, Council Tax, car insurance. Nothing. I couldn’t deal with it all. There was a pile of mail at my front door that I couldn’t bring myself to touch.

Then I was given the number for CAP...

The bigger picture

Debt

UK poverty is brutal. Last year we had 30,431 calls to our New Enquiries Team.

Through CAP, over 20,000 people have become debt free. 85% report still being in control of their finances several years later and 62% have passed on the skills they learnt through CAP to others.

Family life

1 in 7 parents said debt had negatively affected their child’s school performance.

CAP clients are supported by volunteers from local churches. Two thirds said they had received practical help alongside debt advice.

Mental health

Debt can dramatically affect mental health. 40% of CAP clients struggle with this.

Since working with CAP, 40% of CAP clients say that they now sleep better and ⅔ report being less afraid to open the post.

Faith

CAP empowers local churches to tackle poverty in their community.

586 churches currently partner with CAP. Our volunteers and staff are trained to offer real, practical solutions to poverty. On average, two people respond to the gospel every day through the work of CAP.

Jon (local CAP Debt Coach) came round. He took the pile of letters away with him. He said, ‘We’ll sort it out for you.’ Emotionally, that freed me up to focus on sorting out my mental health. I slept better than I had in ages.

In time, I got a phone call to say I had officially become debt free!

CAP has given me heat, food, family, security and contentment. Most of all it’s given me a faith. I wouldn’t want to be anybody else. I’m happy with me.

Will you empower someone to rebuild their life today?

Your monthly gift of £12 could take someone like Lorraine from their first phone call with CAP to having a complete debt solution in place.

Will you help lift the burden of debt from someone’s shoulders so that they can focus on rebuilding their life?

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