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NW Bristol CAP Debt Centre Works with Foodbank

CAP Centre Opens in North West Bristol

The Bristol NW Foodbank is linking closely with the new CAP Centre run by St. Edyth’s Church in Sea Mills.  A CAP debt counsellor is now available at our Lawrence Weston Baptist Church outlet on Thursday mornings throughout our Foodbank session.  The Foodbank will also support CAP through the provision of emergency food for its clients when required.  Please see information about their services to the left of this screen.


HELP FOR PEOPLE IN DEBT  – Centre to open in North West Bristol

LOCAL people struggling to pay overwhelming debts are set to get twice as much help from an acclaimed charity opening a second centre in North West Bristol

Growing debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) has partnered with St Edyth’s Church, Sea Mills to double its in-depth service to the area – rare good news for the UK amid ongoing economic downturn.  Bristol North West centre manager Sian Hearsey said: “Some years ago, members of nearby Christ Church Downend opened a CAP centre to help people with spiralling personal debts. They have seen how sorting out someone’s finances can save homes, marriages and restore a positive outlook to the whole household.

Sian Hearsy-CAP Centre Manager in NW Bristol

Sian Hearsey-CAP Centre Manager in NW Bristol

“Theirs is a busy centre and we know there are many more in North Bristol who need to find a hope and solution of this kind and a second centre should help us to assist people more quickly.” CAP offers people a uniquely in-depth, caring service. Every client is visited in their own home, the charity does all the negotiating with creditors and local volunteers offer support to each person face-to-face until the day they are debt free.

Research shows debts most often become problematic when a relationship breaks down, or someone loses their job – times when people are often least emotionally able to cope with a financial headache. The charity has 239 centres around the UK currently supporting £73m of secondary debts for its clients regardless of income, age, gender, background or faith. The free debt counselling has won a string of accolades including being described as “unsurpassed” by TV’s Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis. To find out more or call 0800 328 0006


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