MP learns about debt advice charity

David Evennett MP, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, visited Welling Baptist Church in Axminster Crescent, Welling, on Friday 7 January to find out about the free debt counselling and advice offered locally in conjunction with Christians Against Poverty UK (CAP). The Church became a CAP Centre in 2010, managed by Church Pastor Andrew Turner.

Trained volunteers help with home visits and one-to-one support for debt issues. The CAP headquarters in Bradford assists by calculating a weekly budget from an individual’s income for living costs, debt repayments and savings, whilst acting on their behalf in negotiations with their creditors.

The Church also runs CAP Money courses – free lessons in budgeting and money management skills.

Mr Evennett said “There is a clear need for debt counselling and advice, with so many people experiencing bankruptcy or being unable to meet their repayments. I was impressed with the professional approach taken by the local volunteers and the support offered nationally. I wish them well and hope their worthwhile work is a success”.

To book an initial appointment, call the freephone number 0800 328 0006.

Christians Against Poverty UK was founded by John Kirkby in 1996. To find out about the advice they offer and the processes involved, visit: http://www.capuk.org/help/needhelp.php.

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