Our Work With Christians Against Poverty
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a charity which is passionate about releasing people from poverty and debt within the UK and other countries around the world. They operate a number of services to help people tackle poverty with the aid of local churches.
King's Church International, in partnership with CAP, has run the Windsor Debt Centre for over five years and currently supports over a dozen individuals/families. Three of these individuals have committed their lives to Christ during the process so far.
We provide these services free to bring hope for people weighed down by debt, even in situations that feel impossible. The local team also give listening ears, going to people's homes providing friendly help and support to gain the information needed by the CAP Headquarters and then explaining CAPs practical and proactive solutions to their financial difficulties.
Last year CAP helped 2,642 people in the UK become debt free and was voted Debt Advice Provider of the Year at the Collections and Customer Service Awards. CAP was also voted second in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2015. CAP's aim is to continue to bring freedom and good news to people in every community through 1,000 local CAP centres or projects by 2021.
How You Can Help?
There are plenty of ways that you can help including prayer, giving, and volunteering as part of the Windsor CAP team. If you have a heart for people struggling with debt then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Windsor Debt Centre on 07810 872 315.
Join The Team
There is a fantastic opportunity to join the CAP team in Windsor and train as a debt coach. This would involve working one day a week and undergoing training at CAP headquarters in Bradford.
Trained and experienced staff in the CAP Headquarters work out realistic budgets that prioritise essential bills. They also negotiate affordable payments with each creditor and attempt to stop unfair interest and charges where possible. Local Debt Coaches further explain the budget and payments individuals need to make.
The applicant does not have to be financially experienced, but they need to be computer literate, numerate and have good communication skills. The use of a car is also necessary.
CAP also needs more support workers and people prepared to support the centre with prayer to work alongside the debt coach for around 1-2 hours per week.
The support team is crucial for prayer support and support workers accompany the debt coach on home visits. The support worker has an ongoing relationship with clients; praying, supporting and caring for them on an ongoing basis.
If you would like any more information about the work that CAP does, or would like to request an information pack, you can do so by emailing email@example.com.