Category: Faith & Family
Start Date: November 30, 2016
We have been running a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre in Boston, UK for 2 years and we are seeing great results.
CAP is an award winning charity that offers free debt counselling services that are known for bringing life and hope to the heart of our clients’ homes. We work with individuals and families on a more personal level; with face-to-face interaction and continual support until they are debt free.
What do we do?
We visit clients regularly in the homes and together we gather a
full financial picture of their unique situation. We deal with the creditors on the clients behalf and from the
creditor paperwork and other proof of income, the CAP caseworkers draw up a
recommended solution to help the clients become debt free within a reasonable
time frame (usually within 5 years). As a host for a CAP Debt Centre we are passionate about helping
people within the Boston area; teaching them to budget their money, to save for
any future needs and unexpected circumstances and to live realistically whilst
repaying their debts. As a centre we aim to be in contact with our clients for
as long as it takes for them to become debt free, during this time we are able
to connect with them and bring some financial education and simple budgeting
tips that will help them have a brighter stable future.
Achievements in Boston UK
- 42 People referred by other local agencies.
- 5 People already debt free
- Clients working well on repayment plans and insolvency routes
- Clients found work
- Clients have more self-esteem and are less isolated.
- Clients attending annual CAP social events and meeting other people.
IT'S a FREE SERVICE - Open to everyone regardless of their age, gender, sex, race or religion.
We hope to continue this work for many years to come but to do this we need regular donations to cover the running costs, clients resources, food parcels, emergency energy tokens for gas and electric. The money will also help cover events to reduce isolation in the communities.
Thank You for considering us and for donating.