CAP Money Course

Popular money course to run again as people say they need tactics to cope with the age of austerity

New Brighton residents are being given another chance to get their finances in order with a popular free course being run by a local church.

Members of New Brighton Baptist, who have been trained by UK charity Christians Against Poverty, are again running the three sessions aimed at helping the local community to best handle the current economic downturn.

Money coach, Shirley Bowen who will be leading the sessions called the CAP Money Course, said: “If you know how to save and budget effectively, it can have a hugely positive impact on the whole family. With households feeling the squeeze on their disposable income, we’ve all got to get a bit more savvy about our money to get through these tough times.”

New Brighton Baptist is one of more than 1,000 churches of different Christian traditions across the UK who are regularly offering the course, as they work together to positively impact the communities around them.

The CAP Money Course has been found to be useful for newly retired people, soon-to-be students, mums dealing with mounting bills, families saving for a wedding and everyone in between.

She added: “We hope that we can help people, quietly and confidentially, take the guess work out of their situation so they can plan for the future, sort out any problems early and come through unscathed.”

The next course takes place at The Haven, 142 Seabank Road, starting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7th October.

  • To find out more about the CAP Money Course visit www.capmoneycourse.org and to book your place on the course, register online or telephone Shirley on 07816563688

About the CAP Money Course – the debt prevention course

The CAP Money Course is the pro-active educational arm of the charity. It is sometimes run by the centres that do debt couns

elling but mostly the courses are run by churches where congregations want to do something to empower people to fight poverty before it hits.

The CAP Money Course isn’t for people with debts (though they can be catered for). It’s for everyone – students to the newly retired, single people and for families because we’ve seen that learning how to set a budget and stick to it helps to debt-proof people in the long term. The

re are more than 1,000 churches in the UK delivering the CAP Money Course in their locality. www.capmoneycourse.org

About Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty is a home-grown debt counselling charity which is determined to reduce poverty in the UK caused by debt. It partner

s its financial expertise with the care of the local church to offer free debt help and a solution to people through 280 centres. The fast-growing charity intends to have a debt-c

ounselling CAP centre in 500 towns and cities across the UK by 2015. For more about CAP see www.capuk.org.