TO COPE WITH THE NEED
As the financial squeeze continues the Bootle branch of a debt counselling charity is taking on extra staff to bring more free help to those in need in the Maghull and Aintree area of Liverpool.
From this week, the Christians Against Poverty debt centre, based at Northfield Church, Bootle will be welcoming another new debt coach to their team resulting in more appointment slots for people suffering from out-of-control debts.
The centre, which opened in 2011, has seen a steady growth in the number of people getting in touch as word has spread of CAP’s uniquely in-depth, caring and face-to-face help.
Typically most clients get in touch after personal recommendation while others are referred by local GPs, housing associations and council offices. Clients’ creditors are contacted by CAP, a workable budget is set for the household and the charity continues to give support and encouragement until the client is debt free.
Centre Manager for the Bootle branch Lynda Cooper said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming debt coach Jean Beazley onto the team at such a crucial time.
“We have been booked up months in advance as we continue to cope with the fall-out from the economic downturn. This will mean we have more appointments available each week and be able to see and help more people, more quickly.”
Last year the Bootle Centre recruited Debt Coach, Sue Thompson, from Waterloo to help those in need in Crosby and surrounding area.
Contrary to popular opinion debts are rarely caused by overspending alone. The most common reason is a change in circumstance, for example job loss, relationship breakdown, accident or illness in the family.
For more about CAP see www.capuk.org or call 0800 328 0006
Please keep our CAP centre in your prayers. We can do nothing without the Lords help and guidance.
About CAP: Christians Against Poverty is a charity determined to reduce hardship in the UK, with the help of local churches.