CAP Debt Centre, Lewisham

by CAP Debt Centre Lewisham in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 8th June 2017 we successfully raised £3,000 with 17 supporters in 72 days

To provide free professional debt counselling services for Lewisham residents through home visits and help lift them out of debt and poverty

by CAP Debt Centre Lewisham in London, England, United Kingdom

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1.  Help fund transport costs for visits to clients, and in some cases to court, thereby helping more people with debt issues in the Lewisham Borough

2. Help  fund the costs of rumming the centre which include up to date training for debt  centre coach / manager and volunteers. Where necessary emergency provision of essential items like food, toileries etc for clients that use the service. Undertaking an effective promotion and publicity campaign that will bring awareness of the project so that those who need the service  can have access to it, and begin the journey out of debt.



Every 20 minutes and 15 seconds, a property is repossessed. Today, there are people in Lewisham Borough whose lives are being devastated as a result of debt. They may be struggling to feed their families, suicidal, depressed and alone. People in our communities who are skipping meals so their kids can eat and are on the verge of being evicted.  CAP’s service is changing thousands of lives like this every year.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is an award winning charity, that started helping people out of debt in 1996, and has helped thousands in debt situations through 293  Debt Centres all around the country that exist in partnership with local Christian churches. Through the work of CAP Debt Centres many around the country have been delivered from the tyranny of debt.

How does this work? Individuals or families seeking the assistance of CAP give authority to the charity to negotiate with creditors. CAP then organises their finances with the objective of making them debt free within 5 years.  This happens following a home visit from a trained caseworker/debt coach who will create a sustainable personal budget for clients, prioritising basic living needs and offering creditors fair, affordable pro-rata payments as far as this is possible. Support is then provided till the client becomes debt free. This service is offered at no cost to the individual. Last year alone 8,115 people  with debt issues were visited by a CAP debt coach. 

Our aim is to open a new CAP Debt Centre based in Rehoboth Building Grove Park to serve the residents of  the whole of Lewisham Borough community, in summer 2017.  This service will be provided free of charge to residents in the borough of Lewisham regardless of race, nationality, religion, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.

Opening a new CAP Debt Centre incurs a significant cost including a minimum monthly donation of £600 per month towards the cost of the CAP centre, as well as the cost of hiring a CAP Debt Centre Coach / Manager and equipment purchase - £8,000 to £10,000 per annum.  We seek your support in helping provide this vital service for the people of Lewisham.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

For a pledge of £20, we will give a thank you card from the CAP Debt Centre Project and all the people in Lewisham that will benefit from your generosity.

£50 or more

1 of 3 claimed

£50 Reward

We have 3 fantastic hampers to give away. For a minimum donation of £50, you can nominate a person or a family in need to receive a food hamper, that will feed a family of four. Each hamper will contain 12 food items. We only have 3 to give away so please do hurry and pledge / donate . Hampers will be allocated on a first pledge , first donate basis. So on your marks, get ready, go.......

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Your Pledge of £100 will allow us to visit 2 families in debt in Lewisham and start them on the road to recovery

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Your Pledge of £250 will allow us to visit 5 families in debt in Lewisham and start them on the road to recovery

£600 or more

£600 Reward

Your pledge of £600 will pay for our monthly support from CAP - the amazing charity that can help people in debt

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