New debt help service coming to Matlock

Belper's Christians Against Poverty cerntre manager Riaan Van Wyk and matlock CAP manager Jackie Hughes
Belper's Christians Against Poverty cerntre manager Riaan Van Wyk and matlock CAP manager Jackie Hughes

People struggling with unmanageable finances will be able to get free debt help as a new home service will be opening in Matlock.

Christians Against Poverty, CAP, will be launching its debt centre to help those with money worries.

Centre manager Jackie Hughes, from Church in the Peak in the Town, said: “The Church has always been about offering hope and we’re really pleased to be able to give more people a tried-and-tested route out of debt alongside other great free debt agencies in Matlock.

“There is a lot in the Bible about looking after the poorest.

“In our society, a lot of poverty is debt-related so all our congregations have been working hard to open these CAP centres and get people back on track, this complements our Jigsaw project where we provide a free three course meal each Wednesday and on Thursdays we run the Jigsaw Food Bank.”

The debt centre will be going into peoples homes in Matlock and the surrounding areas rather than having clients come to them so all the paper needed to tackle the problem is in one place.

CAP will help people with spiralling personal debt regardless of their age, gender, faith or background. The charity does all the negotiating with creditors and local volunteers offer support to each person face-to-face until the day they are debt free.

For those needing help ring freephone 0800 328 0006 or visit capuk.org and meetings with a Matlock representative will be arranged.