Ely Churches Launches a New Debt Counselling Program

Ely Churches Launches a New Debt Counselling Program

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Many local people are set to benefit from the launch of a free debt counselling service in Ely.

Churches Together in Ely (CTiE) has joined forces with award-winning UK charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and aims to help local people by offering home visits to those affected by debt.

John Hociej, Ely CAP Debt Centre Manager, said: “Typically, debts can build up when a relationship breaks down, someone loses their job, or through bereavement – those times when often people are least able to cope with a financial headache.

“We hope over the next few years to help countless local people and families, regardless of their age, gender, faith or background, to put their debt nightmares behind them and start a new life.”

He added that every client is visited in their own home, while CAP’s head office does all the negotiating with creditors, with local volunteers offering support to each person until they become debt free.

John Hociej said: “Opening the debt centre is the logical next step for us. Over the last few years that CTiE have been running the free CAP Money Course, we have become increasingly aware that there are a lot of local people who are burdened by debt and need the specialist advice and guidance that the CAP Debt Centre will provide.

“If that is you and you’re struggling with your finances, or maybe you know someone else who needs our help, please don’t feel alone, get in touch today and make an appointment.”

The launch of the Ely CAP Debt Centre will be celebrated with a service at St Mary’s Church, Ely, on March 19th at 18:30. As part of the launch service John Read from CAP UK will speak about the work of Christians Against Poverty. All are welcome to attend.

The debt centre will start taking referrals in April. If you are affected by debt and would like help then call 0800 328 0006 or visit www.capuk.org