The Yeovil Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre is one of 270 Centres in the UK and whilst based in St John’s Church Yeovil, the Centre is very much in partnership with other Churches in Yeovil and the surrounding area, and the award winning national debt charity Christians Against Poverty.
Whether people are feeling the weight of debt, struggling to find work or just need a bit of help budgeting – CAP can help and over 38,000 people a year are helped nationally through free debt help, job clubs and CAP Money Courses. The Yeovil Centre provides debt help and CAP Money Courses to help with budgeting.
CAP debt help
For those who think the situation is impossible when faced with unmanageable debt, our friendly team of trained debt coaches can bring hope and a solution. Our free service is available to everyone regardless of age, gender, faith and background and we visit people in their homes, listen to their situation and provide a real solution to their debts. For details, go to the national web site at www.capuk.org or in order to get help for yourself, please ring the National Help line on 0800 328 0006, where a friendly person will await your call.
CAP money courses
We regularly run the CAP Money Course, called Budget, Save, Spend, which is a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that really works. It will help anyone to become more in control of their finances, so that they can prevent debt, save, or give. To find out details of the next course, please go to the CAP Money web site, and enter your post code to find the nearest course. All courses are free of charge.
St John’s drop-in
At the Gone Fishing Cafe, which is held from 10:00am to 12noon every Thursday in St John’s, we have a ‘Drop-In’ where any client or anyone thinking about contacting CAP for help are very welcome to come and talk to a debt coach about their issues over a hot drink and cake.