CAP & Foodbank

cap York East Debt Centre

Christians Against Poverty is a national debt counselling charity with a network of debt centres based in local churches. CAP offers hope and a solution to people in debt through its top quality, in-depth service.

York Community Church has partnered with CAP to offer debt counselling in our community. The service we offer is completely free.

Call 0800 328 0006 to book an appointment with York East Debt Centre.

Visit www.capdebthelp.org to find out more about our services.

1. Home Visit

After you call CAP, a Debt Coach and Support Worker from the local CAP Debt Centre will visit you in your own home.

2. An effective budget

Our trained debt counsellors will work out a realistic budget that prioritises your essential bills. Your local Debt Coach will then visit you again to explain the budget, any options or choices you may have in terms of working your way out of debt, and what payments you need to make. Our CAP HQ team will then negotiate affordable payments with each creditor and stop unfair interest and charges where possible.

3. CAP Account

If you choose to work with us, a CAP Account is set up for you. This acts like a simple bank account and can be used to pay your regular bills and debts. You will need to make one weekly or monthly payment into your account to cover all of your bills and debts. CAP will then distribute this to your creditors on your behalf. You can also make savings in your CAP Account.

4. Severe Debt

If you are in severe debt then we can walk you through insolvency options, such as petitioning for bankruptcy. We can help you to fill out the forms and even attend court with you.

5. Debt Free

You will use your CAP Account to pay your bills and debt repayments and you will be supported by CAP until you are debt free.

Together, to know God
and make Him known.

Foodbank

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

In York there are a number of Foodbank locations supported by local churches. York Community Church hosts a Foodbank every Friday morning from 10.30am-12.30pm at Cornerstone (previoulsy St George’s Methodist Church), Millfield Lane, York YO10 3AP.

For details about the Foodbank and how you can be helped to access this support visit the York Foodbank website: https://york.foodbank.org.uk.