Christians Against Poverty at St. Andrew's

In conjunction with the national charity, Christians Against Poverty, we run a local Debt Centre, devoted to helping people out of debt and organising their finances for the future. The Centre does not ‘pay off’ debts but, instead, looks at solutions to deal with debt, whether that is through Debt Repayment Plans, Debt Relief Orders, Bankruptcy etc. We also help by providing budgeting advice and ongoing practical and emotional support as clients work towards becoming debt free. Additionally, clients are made aware of our own beliefs and are offered prayer at every appointment. They are given information about church services and events, plus invitations to find out more about the Christian faith if they wish to.

This Debt service is free and open to all irrespective of belief, gender, race, sexual orientation etc. Clients refer themselves for debt help by calling our Freephone number - 0800 328 0006, where Head Office staff take initial details and arrange an appointment for clients to meet with their local debt coach. Our Darlington Centre covers everyone in the post codes DL1- DL5. For more information regarding Christians Against Poverty do visit their website.

Should you wish to contact the local Debt Centre Manager, Rachel Ryan, either regarding local CAP services or ways in which you may be able to get involved, please do call her on 07511 584242 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As a non-profit charitable enterprise, the running of our centre is made possible by the generous financial support of individuals, various Darlington churches and grant funding from the following organisations – Awards for All Community Fund, Ballinger Charitable Trust, Cinnamon Network, Communities Together Durham, County Durham Community Foundation, Darlington Building Society. We are very grateful to them all.

For more information about CAP visit the  Christians against Poverty website,