A DEBT counselling charity is opening a new centre in Wirral.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) has teamed up with St Mary’s Church in Upton to help people in the borough who are struggling with debt.
Wirral will be one of 21 new CAP centres opening this month.
Wirral Centre Manager Moira Nelson said: “The church has always been about offering hope and we’re really pleased to be able to give a tried-and-tested route out of debt alongside other great free debt advice like the Citizens Advice Bureau.
“There is a lot in the Bible about looking after the poorest. In our society, a lot of poverty is debt-related so our congregation has been working hard to open a CAP centre to help people get back on track.”
Every client is visited in their own home and CAP negotiates with creditors on their behalf.
Moira added: “Debts can happen when a relationship breaks down, or someone loses their job, or through bereavement – so often when people are least able to cope with a financial headache.
“We’re just so pleased to be able to partner the care of our church with the financial expertise of CAP’s head office in Bradford.”
The charity has 218 centres around the UK, including Chester, Liverpool and Bootle. Find out more at www.capdebthelp.org or call 0800 328 0006.