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‘Serving our community and bringing hope; in practical, supportive and spiritual ways in partnership with Christians Against Poverty – CAP’
CAP’s vision statement is; “Freeing people from the miserable grip of UK poverty. Always through the Church. Always hope.” We are committed to working with CAP, addressing some of the causes of poverty and debt in our local community.
Poverty is not just about money. It affects relationships, physical and mental health, and can seem like a prison with no escape. CAP is primarily a debt counselling charity founded in 1996 by John Kirkby, who had experienced unmanageable debt for himself, causing the breakdown of his marriage and losing his home.
CAP also tackles some of the causes of debt, through its 3 Services; Job Clubs, Life Skills Course and Fresh Start Groups, (for people with life affecting dependencies), as well as the award winning CAP Money Course.
At Springfield we normally run three CAP Job Clubs each year and several CAP Money Courses.
We are sorry that we aren’t able to run our current or planned Job Clubs or Money Courses until we can be sure it is safe for everyone while we follow government guidelines.
We have contacted our current Job Club members to offer distance help with Application forms, CVs, cover letters and printing. If you are a previous Job Club member who would also like help with any of these, please contact Jean Grima, Job Club Manager.
A member of our CAP team will also be happy to call or email you if you are anxious, alone or just want to chat.
Please contact Jean using the button on the top left of this page
or text her on 07910 878883
CAP JOB CLUB
Anyone who is trying to find work is welcome to our free Job Club. We meet for 9 weeks on Thursday evenings. The course includes sessions on Finding Motivation, Overcoming Obstacles, Identifying your strengths, CVs, Applications and Interviews. Community is important, so we share a hot meal, before our trained coaches have one to one meetings with members. The rest of the team are happy to chat, help with more general job searches and applications. Cake is involved. Obviously.
CAP MONEY COURSE
The CAP Money Course is a free short course that makes managing your money simple. It is for anyone, whether money isn’t a problem, or someone is struggling at the end of each month. We are flexible about when we run the course, to suit people who would like to come. Everyone who attends, can sign up to access a simple to use budget worksheet We also run the youth course in schools Year 9s and above. We run the student course for those going to university, or going into their second or final year, needing to get a better grip on their finances.