Who are Christians Against Poverty? CAP are an international charity, based in Bradford, tackling poverty head on.
We exist because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. But the truth is that they are rife in Wester Hailes, as in much of 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 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 1,000 CAP projects by 2021.
So how do we do this? Here at Holy Trinity, we partner with CAP to offer a CAP Centre with multiple services for the community to access. We offer Debt Counselling, Help into employment, Support for those struggling with life controlling depedancies and help for those looking to budget properly. More information about each of the services can be found below.
All of our CAP services are available for everyone, regardless of age, gender, faith standing or background and are completely free of charge. All of our CAP services are recommended by the Department of Work and Pensions and come with the offer of 1-1 support and community support.
CAP Debt Help has been specifically tailored to help low income, financially and socially disadvantaged people out of debt. Our local Debt Coach visit clients in their own homes, making our service accessible to anyone who might find travel difficult or those who find it hard to leave their home. An appointment can be made by calling 0800 328 0006, more information can be found via the following link:
Our CAP Job Club has a weekly drop in at the Bridge Community cafe in Wester Hailes on a Friday between 10am and 1pm, we also run 3 ‘Steps to Employment’ courses each year. You can read more about it by following the link below:
Our CAP Fresh Start course runs 3 times a year and is for supporting those battling with life-controlling dependencies. For more information please follow the link below:
CAP Money is designed to be accessible to people from a variety of backgrounds to help them build and live on a budget.