CAP debt centre expands in Norwich church
As many still feel the financial squeeze, the Norwich branch of a debt counselling charity is taking on extra staff to bring more free help to those in need.
From April, the centre based at Surrey Chapel will be welcoming a new debt coach to their team resulting in more appointment slots for people suffering from out-of-control debts.
The centre, which opened in 2012, has seen a steady growth in the number of people getting in touch as word has spread of CAP’s uniquely in-depth, caring and face-to-face help.
Typically, most clients get in touch after personal recommendation while others are referred by family centres, housing associations and council offices. The clients’ creditors are contacted by CAP, a workable budget is set for the household and the charity continues to give support and encouragement until each person is debt free.
Centre Manager for the Norwich branch John Graver said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming debt coach Julia Morrish onto the team. It’s great news for our local community because we’ll have many more appointments available each week and be able to see and help more people, more quickly.”
The most common cause of debt is persistent low income, followed by a change in circumstance, for example job loss, relationship breakdown, accident or illness in the family.
For more about CAP see www.capuk.org or call 0800 328 0006