Free help for Bedford and Kempston residents to get out of debt in 2022


A Kempston-based charity wants to help people stick to their New Year’s Resolution of taking control of their finances this year.

For over 10 years, Grace Community Church in Kempston has partnered with national charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to provide a free debt help service in Kempston and Bedford.

Bedford CAP Debt Centre manager, Naomi Frossell, said: “Many of us enjoy setting ourselves new aims and targets when we go into a new year but we also know that life happens and it’s not always easy for us to stick to our New Year’s resolutions.

“For those in Bedford and Kempston who have decided they want to focus on getting out of debt and take back control of their finances in 2022, we can help.

“We offer free debt help at our local CAP Debt Centre based at Project 229 in Kempston. We would ask anyone feeling under pressure to not delay, but to make the call as soon as possible. We can deal with it together.”

Less stress and anxiety

Getting free debt help can have many benefits, particularly for your mental wellbeing.

“Many of the people we work with tell us they feel relief even after their first call to CAP because it feels like they’re starting to deal with the issue and they have someone in their corner, helping them,” said Naomi.

“Many tell us they feel less stress, anxiety and depression after coming to us for free debt help.”

Anyone interested can call the freephone number – 0800 328 0006 – to get in touch and to start to get help.

The team will put you in touch with a local person from the church in Kempston who will stay with you right through your journey.

“We want to encourage people to make the call so that, at the beginning of 2022, they can start on the journey towards getting out of debt and, in doing this, improve their wellbeing,” said Naomi.

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