A LOCAL charity is urging people to seek help in breaking free from debt.
The Inverclyde branch of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) runs a free debt help service in partnership with Hope Community Church under its i58 Project which also runs Inverclyde Foodbank, Inverclyde Uniform Bank and Inverclyde Baby Bank. This is part of the church’s Social Action Ministries.
Debt centre manager Alistair McAlees said: “Financial problems feel overwhelming but there is free help available to deal with them. If people are worrying about how to deal with money after Christmas, we are urging them not to delay but to make the call today and we can deal with it together.
“We have a freephone number — 0800 328 0006 — to make it as easy as possible to get in touch. The team is ready and waiting to sort out an appointment with a local debt coach from Hope Community Church who will visit people in the privacy of their home.”
Former client Carol said about getting help from CAP: “For a start, I have a much better relationship with my children now. When you’re stressed and anxious you’re very short tempered. I was so stressed I wasn’t sleeping, eating properly, I wasn’t looking after myself. When I think about it now — I felt so awful a person that I’d got into that situation where I couldn’t feed my family.”
For free debt help call 0800 328 0006 or visit capuk.org.