Local church Victoria Baptist Church already runs a debt counselling centre, and is now launching a free course to help people avoid financial crisis.

The church, opposite Cavendish School in  Old Town, has once again partnered with UK charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to run the courses following on from the success of their CAP Debt Centre.

It will mean that anyone who struggles to keep on top of their personal finances will be able to learn how to balance their budget, stop relying on credit and begin saving for the unexpected.

“We’re really excited to be offering this new service to the people of Eastbourne,” said CAP Money Coach Helen Diplock.

“Our debt centre has been a real hit with many people who thought there was no way out of their financial crisis and now we’re hoping we can show that it’s not impossible to sort your household budget and prevent further problems.

“Experience tells us that when you can manage your money, life is greatly improved. You’re less likely to have rows with your partner and you can begin to plan ahead.

With the cost of living increasing, now is a great time to learn how to budget the money you do have.”

The next course is a free daytime course, running from 10am on Wednesday 9th March, over 3 weeks.

Helen added: “Everyone is welcome. Please don’t think you have to be a maths genius – we have the tools and can help make it straight forward. All you need to bring with you is a determination to improve your finances.”

To book your place on the CAP Money Course contact Helen on helendiplock@capuk.org or call 07851 501126.

Every CAP Money Course is run by a coach who has undergone training by CAP, helped by resources developed by the award-winning charity.

Christians Against Poverty is passionate about releasing people from a life sentence of debt, poverty and its causes. It does this through a network of churches across the UK which run debt
centres, job clubs and budgeting courses. The service is free and available to all regardless of age, gender, faith or background. See capuk.org