Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

St Paul’s, along with seven other local churches, is a partner church in the newly established West Bridgford and South Nottingham CAP Debt Centre. It is a charity in it’s own right, but one of over 300 centres set up in conjunction with Christians Against Poverty, (CAP), during the last 21 years. As well as providing financial support we aim to also offer practical assistance in the day to day running of the centre. Whilst called a “centre” this is a virtual one and it does not operate from a fixed base as such.

The centre has its own board of trustees drawn from the churches and a manager, Chris Blainey, from St Luke’s has been appointed.

The CAP debt relief model is highly respected by over 1000 companies within the finance industry e.g. councils, utilities and mortgage companies,  who are happy to work with CAP because it’s model works!

A holistic approach is adopted, the aim being to look after not just clients finances, but their spiritual and welfare needs also. To this end Chris Blainey is looking for church members to  become involved. Examples of possible opportunities are shown in the table below. They are not all about money!

To find out more or to offer help in some way please speak to either Andrew Little or Ian Robinson.

You can also find out more about Christians Against Poverty on their website here.