Category Archives: Adult Learning

Do you need help with debt?

Call free 0800 3280006

Weighed down by debt?
Weighed down by debt?

If you or someone you know is feeling weighed down by debt, then we can help for free. You may think your situation is impossible, but there is hope. This service is for anyone who is willing to pick up the phone and talk to a friendly person who can help you with your debt problems.

Please call free 0800 3280006 to book an appointment. Our friendly debt coach Pam Ansell from our East Dorset CAP Centre will then call you to confirm your appointment to begin your journey out of debt.

Christians Against Poverty or CAP is an award winning national debt counselling charity that has been serving people for free for 25 years. CAP offers hope and a solution to most people in debt, open to people of all lifestyles, faiths and none. Our service is unique, in depth and absolutely free. We will offer you a variety of support as you work with us from the start to the end of your journey out of debt.

For more information please contact Pam Ansell on 07979 794433. Our CAP East Dorset, Ringwood and Bearwood Centre is a joint project of the Bus Stop Club and Hope Church Ferndown. We have just celebrated our 26th individual or family in our area becoming debt free!

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily replaced our face-to-face debt counselling service with phone-based appointments. Despite this change, we continue to provide a holistic, personal service for every client. Once it is safe to do so, and following Government guidelines, we’ll look to resume our face-to-face home visits.

Christians Against Poverty logo

There is always hope.

60 Christmas dinners cooked and delivered with goody bags!

What a wonderful way to spread some good Christmas Cheer!

Smiling Susan Cooking 60 Christmas Dinners
Smiling Susan Cooking 60 Christmas Dinners

The Bus Stop Club broke its record this Christmas by cooking and delivering a total of 60 Christmas dinners to individuals and families we support! This was in place of having a sit down meal together at the Centre with clients and volunteers from our various projects including After School Craft, CAP Debt Centre, MOAT Courses (1:2:1 Management of Anxiety and Trauma Recovery), Food Store Cupboard and many others who receive our support.

Each dinner was delivered to the door by one of our super volunteers with a smile and a large goody bag full of generously donated groceries and treats. We say a big thank you again to all involved from those donating and collecting food supplies to assembling meals and goody bags to driving and delivering them. Thank you! Clients have said what a difference this made at this time, with some texting or sending us a Christmas card saying thank you!

Management of Anxiety and Trauma Recovery 1-2-1 Coaching

Management of Anxiety and Recovery from Trauma Courses

M.O.A.T. 1-2-1 Coaching

This new 1-2-1 coaching course has been running since September at the Turbary Resource Centre, and is open to anyone who wants to improve their wellbeing. Susan Sutherland is a mental health practitioner and has been studying Trauma Based Care, which has enabled her to write and present these informative and practical courses. The course is split into 2 sections: anxiety management and trauma recovery. Participants have found that they make much personal progress in coping with anxiety and experiences of trauma. This helps them to have better health and well being.

Key physiological information is conveyed in a way that is easy to understand. This, in turn, empowers participants to put into practice the various practical steps to wellbeing. Each attendee follows along in their own visually well-presented folder and are welcome to ask questions. Due to the psychoeducational nature of the course it is a permitted activity during lock down restrictions and adheres to social distancing and hygiene measures.

A registration fee of £20 is payable to attend weekly coaching sessions of 50 minutes, covering both parts of the course. Those who attend can opt to do either just Part 1, or both Part 1 and 2. 

The availability of individual coaching is proving to be a timely resource. benefitting one and all especially at this season of pandemic. It is open to anyone over 16 from the wider area of Dorset.

Please feel free to pass this information on to a friend or contact who may find it helpful.

FREE Money Management course starting Tuesday November 10th

You are invited to a FREE
Cap Money Management course at Turbary Resource Centre
Money Management course

Free money management courses

run periodically throughout the year

Tuesday evenings – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

at the Turbary Resource Center

Corbin Avenue, Ferndown.

 

We are running our next Money Management Course in early November over for three evenings across three weeks.

Do you want to stay on top of your utility bills, council tax and other weekly costs?

This course takes you through a series of short video clips with time to discuss ideas and opportunities on how to restructure the way you can manage your money more effectively using the CAP money management system. Great opportunity to look at putting a budget in place and saving for a ‘rainy day’.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in coming, could you let them know and ask them to get in contact with me – Pam Ansell – via email at pamansell@capuk.org.