As Christians we believe that God cares for us in all parts of our lives and He encourages us to care for those around us. If you’re struggling with money – maybe through debt or unemployment – or you know your budget is out of control – we’d love to help.

I need help with debt

Grace Church Brockley runs the Lewisham CAP Debt Centre and we would love to help you if you are worried about debt. You may think your situation is impossible, but there is hope. Our friendly team will give you a listening ear in confidential appointments and provide a practical solution to your debts.

Since Christians Against Poverty (CAP) started helping people out of debt in 1996, CAP have helped thousands in situations like yours through a professional service offered by over 300 CAP Debt Centres, like the one Grace Church Brockley runs in Lewisham.

How can I get help?

Please call 0800 328 0006 to begin your journey to becoming debt free. After you call CAP, an appointment will be booked into the system and one of our friendly debt coaches will carry out your first appointment. The rest of the process will be explained in that appointment. If you are already being helped by CAP and want to get in touch to talk about your finances, please call 01274 761999.

Who are Christians Against Poverty?

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a Christian charity serving people trapped debt or with other money worries across the UK. It was set up in 1996 by John Kirkby, inspired by his faith in Jesus Christ and his first-hand experience of struggling with debt. CAP work in partnership with local churches, including our church, to run Debt Centres, Job Clubs, Money Management courses and more.

Meet our debt centre managers

Contact the Lewisham Debt Centre directly for general enquiries or to talk about the work we are doing.
ruthmulvenna@capuk.org 07747 384182
melanielee@capuk.org 07394 197523

  • Mel Lee

    Mel Lee

  • Ruth Mulvenna

    Ruth Mulvenna

I need help finding a job

Grace Church Brockley is linked up with other local churches in the area that can help you. St Peters Brockley runs a CAP Job Club for people in Brockley and the surrounding area. This Job Club is based at St Peter’s Brockley, Wickham Road, SE4 1LT.

What is a Job Club?

Your local CAP Job Club is a friendly place where you will get practical help as you seek employment. It’s a relaxed environment with the chance to meet other jobseekers, get support and gain the tools you need to find work. Being unemployed can be hard to deal with on your own, but being part of one of their 156 CAP Job Clubs means you face the challenge with other people in similar situations.

i need help managing my money

The CAP money course will teach you budgeting skills and help you to get to grips with your finances. The course is completely free and can support you to take control of your finances. We have courses running locally – please contact us for details.

I need help getting food

Lewisham Local have provided a map of places to get free or low-cost food during the Covid-19 Crisis. Their site also has a downloadable leaflet with information about each place.

I need help with energy bills

South London Healthy Homes provides support packages to help vulnerable residents stay warm and healthy during the colder months. This includes energy efficiency advice, energy saving devices, support with home improvement grant applications, as well as other help and connections. Complete an online referral on their website.

I need help with mental health

There’s always someone to talk to. Find local organisations who can help you at Hub of Hope.

The services and support listed on Hub of Hope are not only for when things become unbearable (a crisis point), they are also for those times when we notice we are starting to struggle, or when we need extra support as we start to emerge from a particularly difficult time.

If you need help now, please call The Samaritans 24-hour service on 116 123 or text jo@samaritans.org.
Alternatively you can text HOME to 85258 to connect with a Crisis Counsellor 24-hours a day.

If you are in danger, call the police on 999.