Christians Against Poverty
The Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Midlands National Forest Centre (MNF), is coordinated by a management board. The CAP Board is made up of our Centre managers, Fundraising Coordinator, Treasurer, Secretary and Chair. The Board works under the authority, and reports to, Holy Trinity Parochial Church Council.
Chair: Tim Phillips
Fundraising Coordinator: Noreen Mewies
Secretary: Noreen Mewies
Treasurer: Lyn Thomas
CAP Debt Help Centre Manager: Mick Redfern
CAP Money Course Manager: Geoff Bull
CAP Job Clubs Manager: Steve Clowes.
CAP MNF has its own website capmnf.org.uk
The work of CAP in this area started with The CAP Money Course, a three week DVD based course, supported by trained coaches. The CAP Money Courses and Coaches are coordinated by Geoff Bull.
In the Autumn of 2010 we opened a CAP Debt Help Centre providing award winning debt counselling. CAP is distinctive for offering help and emotional support to clients in their homes. We currently have our Centre Manager Mick Redfern paid for two days a week and our Debt Coach, Sarah Phillips, paid for one day a week. Between them they could potentially taken on 40 new client house holds per year.
In April of 2013 a CAP Job Club opened at Holy Trinity on Thursday mornings at Holy Trinity, lead by Steve Clowes, and supported by Alison Hayes, Gerri Abbot and Steve Porter (and others). In the Autumn of 2016 we plan to begin CAP Release Groups under the leadeship of Lynda Flower.