Cap your debt says Jim
With the Chancellor announcing austerity measures during the emergency budget on Tuesday (June 23), the east Belfast based charity Christians Against Poverty is urging people to get better control of their cash.
Manager of the Belfast East Centre, Jim Fleming, said: “Find out what is coming and going out and you’ll be able to weather the changes as they unfold. If you know you’ve got problems, take the Government’s lead and do something about it by ringing our freephone number 0800 328 0006.”
Every month UK-wide charity CAP helps 400 new families or individuals with their debt.
At the local centre based at Glenmachan Church of God, Glenmachan Road, the centre takes new bookings on most days from local people needing debt counselling and a tried-and-tested solution.
Their experience is that behind closed doors people are suffering real poverty because of debt which affects every area of their life. Marriages break down, people skip meals, they suffer illness and depression and almost a third even consider suicide.
Mr Fleming said the centre was running a free, three session CAP Money course. “It teaches how to get in control of your finances, draw up a household budget and some great tips on how to stick to it. If you want to know more please get in touch by ringing on 07812201188 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org”