Life Skills

"For me, CAP Life Skills was ideal"

- Jenny

"I learned about budgeting and changed my habits"

- Beverley

"I’ve actually been able to go on holiday with my kids!"

- Beverley
Our church partners with Christians Against Poverty (CAP UK) to support local people here in Ashford who are facing debt and other financial challenges / unmanageable debt / financial challenges. At Willesborough Baptist Church, we’ve seen how poverty robs people of dignity, hope and opportunities, and together with CAP we’re determined to fight back.

Helen's story

Listen to Helen's story and learn how Life Skills helped improve her financial situation

Book your place

To book your place on Ashford Life Skills, or if you have any questions, please fill in the form below.
Sessions will run on a Friday afternoon.

Hosted by Anne

Anne first heard about CAP over 20 years ago when attending a Christian conference in Kent. The message then was to teach your children the importance and value of money. Since then Anne’s desire to help, encourage and share with others how to make the most of their income has grown and when she heard about the Life Skills course last year felt God calling her to use this tool to reach people in need.

Sessions will run on a Friday afternoon.

If you would like register for the course or learn more please complete the contact form.

More about CAP Life Skills

What is CAP Life Skills?
We know life can be challenging when living on a low income. It impacts what we can or can’t afford, our relationships, what we eat, our health and wellbeing and much more. Your free local CAP
Life Skills group is a friendly place where you’ll gain practical skills and discover new ways to live for a brighter future. CAP Life Skills was created by Christians Against Poverty (CAP), an award- winning national charity that helps more than 22,000 every year.

How do I know CAP Life Skills is for me?
If you want to stay on top of your household bills, see your money go further, eat well on a budget, grow in self-confidence or improve your relationships, then CAP Life Skills is for you! Alongside like-minded people, you’ll discover ways to save time, money and hassle in your day-to-day life and learn practical skills from our trained coaches.

Is it just for Christians?
No. Our services are available to all individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We take appropriate measures to monitor this.

We know that when it comes to saving money and making lifestyle changes, there’s so much we can learn from each other. Everyone finds dealing with the pressures of life a stressful and lonely challenge at times. That’s why CAP Life Skills is designed to be a fun and relaxed place where you’ll meet other people in similar situations, who understand you and can encourage you.

CAP Life Skills is an eight session course to teach you practical money saving techniques, such as cooking on a budget, living healthily on less, and making your money go further. We will also give you top tips for dealing with life’s pressures and taking control of your future. The sessions include a mix of practical activities and informal discussions.

You will have the opportunity to benefit from informal one-to-one support from a trained CAP Life Skills Coach who will help you to think about your spending choices and create a simple budget that works for you. You’ll gain better control over your money and lighten the pressures of low income life.

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