Cheltenham CAP Debt Centre
Christians Against Poverty is an interdenominational charity who working alongside the local church helps to lift people out of debt and poverty.
All CAP services are offered free of charge.
Our heart is also to share the gospel and love of Jesus Christ with those we come into contact with.
The Centre opened in 2014 and is based at C3 church, Hatherley Lane. Since then we have offered help to 304 people with 62 going debt free.
I have been working as a debt coach for over 5 years and took on the role of Centre Manager at Easter this year. The Centre is supported by many local churches, which is fantastic.
We have a monthly prayer meeting - anyone welcome!
During covid we have continued to help people, adapting our service and having our appointments over the phone and when possible face to face.
Next year we hope to return to offering a service where we visit people in their homes.
Normally I would go on visits with a befriender, who gives me some support as well as offering support to the client. My befrienders come from many different churches across Cheltenham and beyond and are such a great help. They are often able to get to know our clients, showing them practical love.
We are very open about our faith and will always offer to pray for clients, but seek to share in a sensitive way.
We see some of the most vulnerable people in society, and work alongside other agencies, Christian and non-Christian in helping them.
Please do feel free to get in touch and to find out more:
Carmel Smythe - 07736 758437
CAP New Enquiries number - 0800 328 0006
CAP - capuk.org