We exist because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. But the truth is that they are rife in the UK. In a society where people live behind closed doors, thousands are desperately poor. Unable to feed their children, incapable of paying to heat their homes in winter, the grip of poverty is relentless. It breaks families apart and drives many to think that suicide is the only solution.
We are passionate about releasing people in our nation from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes. Through our four services, which are all run through local churches, we are tackling poverty head on. Our vision is to bring freedom and good news to people in every community through 3,000 CAP projects by 2021.
Since 2000, CAP Oz has been offering life-changing help for those in debt in Australia. Using the same systems as CAP UK, CAP Oz is transforming lives from Sydney to Swansea and Canberra to Charlestown with 37 debt centres across the country.
CAP NZ was launched in March 2008, and is rapidly expanding in the country known for having the highest levels of personal debt in the developed world. With 40 CAP Debt Centres up and running we are tackling the greatest social problem in the country head on.
CAP Canada launched in April 2013. After invitations from Canadian churches to bring our expertise to help answer the problem of debt in Canadian communities, Helen Johnson and Will McLaughlin moved from the UK to pioneer CAP Canada.