Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Owing to Covid-19, debt counselling is being conducted by telephone.

There will be no Fresh Start groups or CAP Money Courses until further notice.

Christians Against Poverty

Since Christians Against Poverty started helping people out of debt in 1996, we’ve helped thousands of people through our professional service offered by around 300 CAP Debt Centres, over 150 CAP Job Clubs and around 80 CAP Fresh Start Groups. We also run over 800 CAP money courses with thousands attending every year.

St Helen’s Church runs a CAP Debt Centre, CAP Fresh Start Groups and CAP Money courses.

CAP Debt Centre

If you are feeling weighed down by debt, then we can help. You may think your situation is impossible, but there is hope. Our friendly team will give you a listening ear in the privacy of your own home and provide a real solution to your debts.

Wakefield is one of around 300 Centres throughout the country, which have helped over 45,000 people over the years to become debt-free. We opened the CAP Debt Centre at St Helen’s in 2012. The Centre is a churches together initiative, with staff and volunteers working together from numerous churches around the Wakefield area. 

Sarah Cutts is the Wakefield Centre Manager and Debt Coach. She helps people who are struggling with debt. Sarah is available to contact by telephone those seeking help who telephone the central helpline 0800 328 0006 or go online to

CAP Fresh Start

Is there something in your life that you just can’t stop doing even though you want to? Maybe it’s smoking, binge drinking, gambling or an Internet addiction? Do you feel like it’s just too hard to tackle it on your own?

If you would like help to break free, then a CAP Fresh Start Group is for you.

Whatever it is you are struggling with our group provides a safe and confidential place where you can tackle the issue right at the core to break free and stay free.

Our Release Groups run on Tuesdays from 1.00pm until 2.30pm for women and Wednesdays from 1.00pm until 2.30pm for men. Please contact Sally on 07919 558139 for women. You can also visit our web site at

CAP Money

The CAP Money Course is a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that really works.

This course will help anyone to get more in control of their finances, so they can save, give and prevent debt.

We run regular CAP Money courses at The Spring, our community cafe and shop. For details of your nearest CAP Money course please visit or call in at The Spring.