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Theresa Finch : Centre Manager

CAP offers 4 distinct services at Bethshan:

CAP Debt Advice and Support

Christians Against Poverty partnered with Bethshan Church to open the Sunderland CAP Centre in April 2011. CAP is an award winning, national debt counselling charity with a network of over 200 centres based in local churches.

Struggling with debt?

Whatever your situation, there is hope! Our advice is confidential, free and open to anyone in need from all walks of life, whatever your religious beliefs or the size of your debt. To book an appointment call CAP’s freephone number 0800 328 0006. To find out more visit www.capuk.org

CAP offers hope and a solution to anyone in debt through its free, unique, in-depth service. It aims to show God’s love in action by providing sustainable poverty relief through debt counselling, advice and practical help. CAP’s unique ‘hands on’ approach empowers people to help themselves out of poverty and be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debts. We are providing sustainable poverty relief as our service teaches clients vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime.
How it works:
A Debt Coach meets clients in their homes gathering the necessary information and paperwork. This is then sent to the CAP Operations Centre in Bradford, England where a Specialist Debt Counselling Team negotiates with creditors and works out a realistic repayment plan for the clients, getting interest stopped and charges dropped. The Debt Coach then meets with the client bringing this practical solution.
Our Sunderland CAP Centre Manager is Theresa Finch and within the first two years of operation the Sunderland Centre had almost 70 clients booking in with us, many of whom had been living in fear, anxiety, and depression; some even despair of life itself. In addition to debt counselling, we also seek to provide emotional support, so a Befriender from our volunteer Support Team accompanies Theresa for all visits as well as providing additional follow-up support with clients. Through this emotional and practical support, many clients have said they ‘felt the pressure lift off them’.

CAP Money Course – Manage your money; manage your life
  • A comprehensive yet simple money management tool
  • Packed with tips & advice
  • Set in informal surroundings
  • Equips you to budget, save and take control of your finances
  • Confidential and you won’t be expected to discuss your personal circumstances
  • Open to anyone
  • Brings peace of mind
To find out details of the next CAP Money Course email: sunderland@capuk.org, or visit www.capmoney.org  

CAP Job Club

CAP Job Club is a friendly place where you can get practical help as you seek employment. It gives you the chance to meet other jobseekers in a relaxed community environment, whilst receiving personal support and gaining the tools you need to find work.

Our eight-session course will walk you through each step of the job hunting process; from identifying your strengths and skills, right through to writing a great CV and learning how to succeed in an interview.

All CAP Job Clubs are run by trained volunteers who understand the challenges you are facing when looking for work, and who really want you to succeed. You will not only have group support, but your CAP Job Club coach will provide one-to-one support for you, helping you to overcome barriers and achieve your personal goals.

Whether you have been unemployed for a short time, several years or you are yet to enter the world of work, we will help you to create a plan that works.

For more information contact us for free on 0800 328 0006

CAP Release Group

CAP Release Groups are here to help you break free from any life-controlling habits you may have.

Whether it's habits like drinking, smoking, gambling or internet addictions, the Release Groups provide a place of trust and security, where you are offered emotional and practical support.

The course runs for eight weeks and meets up on Thursday evenings. Whatever you are struggling with, CAP Release Groups are designed to provide you with a safe and confidential environment where you can tackle the issue right at the core to break free and stay free.

For more information please contact Corey our CAP Release Group Manager on 07497 935 749

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