New Furniture Recycling workshop supports CAP

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For the last few months we have run a shop that recycles furniture and will pick up or deliver.  It creates volunteering opportunities for people seeking work and generates money to fund our community work.  We are developing this social enterprise to focus now on skills to restore and up-cycle furniture, linking to our CAP Job Club to provide experiences towards employment.  This will operate out of St Luke’s Cilfynydd from March 2017.  The income will go towards supporting community projects in the town.  For information, contact Theresa on 07943896914

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Christians Against Poverty (CAP) are an organisation that helps local churches serve the community in projects that help bring people out of poverty.

all 4 cap areas leaflet  Click here to download a brief leaflet with details of all four areas of CAP work in Pontypridd: Money courses,Debt Advice, job Club and Release groups.

We are part of local churches running CAP work, with a team of volunteers who understand life’s problems and can bring a message of hope.  For any of the groups, please phone freephone 0800 32800006 (or landline 01274760839) and the CAP switchboard will take you from there and direct you to the Pontypridd team.  Or you can contact our local CAP worker, Lorraine on 07513930486

DEBT ADVICE

Our debt advice centre, currently supporting over 30 families with £600,00 to become debt free.  we will come to your home or meet in the community to help accompany you on a path to becoming debt free.  contact the centre manage, Lorraine on 07513930486

RELEASE GROUPS

Since 2015 we’ve been running a CAP Release Team that will be helping to support people out of addictive lifestyles.  For info on our latest group which meets on Thursday evenings, contact Jackie on 07960599240

MONEY COURSE

A three session course that helps you look after your money better and learn how to budget, spend and save well.

JOB CLUB

Anyone can join the club, people of all faiths or none, and the Job club offers:

* an 8 week course on confidence as a job seeker, including sessions on setting goals, gaining self-worth, interview practice.

* one to one coaching session for job seekers to have a supporting person listen to their needs and help them reflect on how they are progressing

* a community of folk who are looking for employment and can understand the issues surrounding this in today’s life.

Since we began in January 2015 we’ve had 105 people at he club and 15 are now in employment, others are volunteering or gaining skills to get full time employment, and we’d say that everyone who attended the course felt valued and encouraged.  We meet at 10am on Thursdays in the church cafe.  The present course started in January and the next one will be after Easter 2017

If you would like to know more or help out, please contact  Peter on 07944056335.

Here is a visiting employer from Mitie spending time with the our Job Course clients sharing about the advantages of volunteering and work placements

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LIFE SKILL Since January 2017 we  started a Life Skiills group that support people on low income get to grips with things of regular life that many might find harder to deal with – household budgeting, healthy eating, well-being, anger management, looking at bills..  It is held at Temple Baptist church at 10am on Thursday, more details form the parish office on 01443 492033