It's our delight to be able to introduce Tracey Davidson, the brand new Aberdeen CAP Debt Centre Manager at Integrate Scotland and City Church Aberdeen! Tracey was selected from a very strong field of applicants to develop the new service, build links with the community, other money advice services and referral sources and to build the new team of volunteers – and she’s raring to get started!
The video below explains how CAP (Christians Against Poverty) works but the CAP website describes what they do…
“We exist because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. But the truth is that they are rife in the UK. In a society where people live behind closed doors, thousands are desperately poor. Unable to feed their children, incapable of paying to heat their homes in winter, the grip of poverty is relentless. It breaks families apart and drives many to think that suicide is the only solution.
We are passionate about releasing people in our nation from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes. Through our services, which are all run through local churches, we are tackling poverty head on. Our vision is to bring freedom and good news to people in every community through 1,000 CAP projects by 2021.”
Ross Sutherland, Development Manager at Integrate Scotland said
“As an organisation, we’ve been acutely aware of the problem and the devastating effects of debt for some time through listening to our existing service users. Debt can affect anyone from any walk of life, however, our clients are often disadvantaged, marginalised or excluded in one way or another – very often, debt and poverty play a key role in causing, exacerbating or contributing to other complex needs as well as intensifying disadvantage and exclusion. Partnering with CAP offers us a unique opportunity to do something about it. We couldn’t ask for a better Debt Centre Manager, Tracey has a wealth of experience in successfully building new community based projects and teams – we can’t wait to see what she and her team are going to do, combatting debt, restoring hope and changing lives for the better!”
“I’m delighted to be working with Integrate as the CAP debt centre manager in Aberdeen. I’m especially excited about being able to offer hope to people struggling with debt and help them see that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Typically, debts can build up when a relationship breaks down, or someone loses their job, or through bereavement – so often when people are least able to cope with a financial headache. We’re just so pleased to be able to partner the care of City Church Aberdeen with the financial expertise of CAP’s head office in Bradford.”