You do not have to face debt alone
Published on: 26 Jun 2014
A CHARITY which helps people overwhelmed with debt has announced there wil be a new face at the helm of its Staple Hill-based counselling centre Christians Against Poverty, which operates its Bristol North East debt centre out of Haven House, said Jane White will take over as centre manager following the retirement of Hilary Kitchen.
Jane will continue Hilary’s work to help people in the community who are dealing with overwhelming personal debt.
The Bristol North East branch is sponsored by Christ Church Downend and is one of more than 260 CAP offices across the UK which gives face-to-face help to some of Britain’s most desperate and isolated individuals and families.
The majority of people who are trapped into debt have been affected by job loss, pay cuts, illness or relationship breakdown, all of which are difficult enough without financial hardship. Three in ten people who are in debt describe themselves as sucidal.
CAP staff visit people in their homes to offer CAP’s award winning non-judgemental service.
Jane has worked in several leading building societies in the area and has become increasingly frustrated at seeing people sinking into more and more debt without really being able to help as she wanted.
She said: “Knowing first-hand the needs that are out there, I really wanted to be a part of the solution. The in-depth care and professionalism supplied by Christians Against Poverty really does mean that I will be able to practically help and see lives transformed.
“The truly wonderful thing about CAP’s free service is that it is available to everyone — regardless of age, gender, faith or background. So, if you know things are out of control and you’re stressed, missing meals or sleep, please contact us on 0800 328 0006.”
Christians Against Poverty is a charity determined to reduce hardship in the UK with the help of local churches. It does this through its debt counselling centres; a money education programme and CAP Jobs Club for unemployed people.
All services are freely given for everyone regardless of age, gender, faith or background.
Find out more about CAP at www.capuk.org or call 0800 328 0006.