Members of Somersham Baptist Church wanted to help their local community to best handle the economic climate so Maureen Davies and Brenda Driscoll underwent specialised training from UK charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP).
Now they are offering the short course aimed at putting the joy back into money by teaching people how to chart their household income and take control of their expenditure
Money coach Maureen Davies, who will be leading the sessions, said: “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. If you know how to save and budget effectively, it can have a hugely positive impact on the whole family.”
Somersham Baptist Church 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.
Maureen added: “We hope that we can help people, quietly and confidentially, take control rather than relying on guess work so they can plan for the future and weather the storm.”
The next course starts at 7.15pm on 4th March 2020 (followed by the 11th and 25th March), Somersham Baptist Church, High Street, Somersham, PE28 3JB (opposite Tesco’s).
(Please note there are a limited number of places)
To book your place, or if you have an immediate need for a course, email Cap@somershambaptist.org or go to the CAP Money Course website (see address below) and search for a course in PE28 3JB and register, or call 01487 741039 if you would like further details.
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 counselling 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. There 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 partners its financial expertise with the care of the local church to offer free debt help and a solution to people through 260 centres. The fast-growing charity intends to have a debt-counselling CAP centre in 500 towns and cities across the UK by 2015. For more about CAP see www.capuk.org