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Christians Against Poverty

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CAP Croydon South

CAP Croydon South provides a range of services in our local community to help free people from debt, poverty and their causes.

Individual churches partner with the national CAP (Christians Against Poverty) organisation. In our community, Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church is the partner church for the CAP Debt Centre.

Purley Baptist hosts the CAP Job Club and Christ Church Purley hosts the CAP Life Skills course. We also regularly run CAP Money courses at various locations throughout the year.

Debt Centre

If you feel weighed down by debt, then CAP can help.

We’ll visit you in the privacy of your own home to discuss your finances in detail, establish a budget and work towards a real long term solution to your debts.

The Debt Centre provides counselling and practical help and advice. Clients are visited at a time to suit them, and are supported right up until they are debt free.

Call 0800 328 0006 to book an appointment.

Job Club

If you want friendly, practical support to help you step confidently into employment, come along to our Job Club.

The Job Club is held at Purley Baptist Church on Mondays from 12 to 3pm. It’s an eight-week course, free to join, and is run two or three times a year.

For more information please email Janet Fisher, CAP Job Club Coach at

CAP Money Course
Money Course

CAP Money is a free course that makes managing your finances simple.

The course comprises three sessions and we hold courses at least three times a year at different venues in the community.

Click/tap here to find details of the next CAP Money Course near to you.

CAP lifeskills
Life Skills

A CAP Life Skills course will help you find new ways to live for a brighter future. For eight weeks you will join a friendly group discovering the skills needed to survive on a low income.

Courses are held at Christ Church Purley on Mondays from 12 – 3pm. They happen two or three times a year, alternating with the Job Club, so you can attend both if you wish.

For more information please email Lola Bejide, CAP Life Skills Manager at

You can find out more details about the various CAP services at the main CAP website or

Croydon South Debt Centre web page

or email Nigel Davidson, Croydon South Debt Centre Manager

How can I help?

There are many opportunities to help with the work of CAP in our community. These include being a befriender to accompany the Debt Centre coach on client visits, being part of the team running Job Club, Life Skills and CAP Money courses, and taking on a role to publicise the services.

Everybody who helps in CAP Croydon South is an unpaid volunteer. The service is free to clients. There are some costs involved, however, so donations are vital to the ongoing work. If you would like to hear more about how you can best support CAP Croydon South, please email Nigel Davidson.

Christians Against Poverty Registered Office: Jubilee Mill, North Street, Bradford, BD1 4EW
t: 01274 760720 f: 01274 760745
Registered Charity No: 1097217. Charity registered in Scotland No: SC038776
Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England and Wales No. 4655175
Christians Against Poverty is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain

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Pastor: Nick Graves
Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church
Reedham Park Avenue
Purley, Surrey CR8 4BQ
020 8668 6260