As part of our care and compassion to others, we partner with Christians Against Poverty, and a centre that covers the west of Glasgow.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a national debt counselling charity working through a network of centres based in local churches. It offers hope and a solution to anyone in debt through its unique, in-depth service.
CAP 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.
Free help and advice is available to anyone in need, irrespective of race, gender or belief. Working closely with local utilities and national finance institutions, they aim to offer a sustainable solution and real hope for the future.
If you feel this is what you need then please phone free on 0800 328 0006 to book an appointment. Please visit the CAP UK website for further information.
Here are some of the ways you can get involved:
Befrienders are people who are available during the day, and able to volunteer to accompany on a client visit. This can be as much or as little time as the befriender is able to invest, and can vary from client visits, to going out for cups of tea, to walks, to trips to the cinema. Befrienders play a key role in showing the love of Jesus.
Involvement on the blessing team is also valuable to help with specific needs, such as decorating a room or cleaning a flat. If you have a skill that can be shared, and are able to volunteer your time, then CAP could call upon you to bless others as needs arise.
This work is invaluable. There is a monthly prayer letter, and a group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, to pray.
If you think you can help, please contact Nicola Mathew, the Glasgow West Manager, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.