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Christians Against Poverty

“In a just and compassionate society, no-one should be trapped in their home, afraid to open the door or answer the phone. No-one should wake up wondering where they’ll find the money to feed their children or heat their home…”

These words come from Christians Against Poverty (CAP). And here at Lymington Baptist Church (LBC), we believe in them too.

CAP is an award-winning charity that partners with local churches across the UK to provide free practical and emotional support through debt help and community groups. Here at LBC, we partner with CAP to run a Debt Centre, Job Club and Life Skills. We also run CAP Café for anyone who already accesses the service or is interested in finding out more.

Is it really free?

It is! All our CAP services are free of charge and open to anyone, whatever your belief or background. 

Debt Centre

The Lymington CAP Debt Centre offers free debt help to anyone in Lymington, New Milton and the surrounding area. We want to bring hope and a solution to anyone suffering from the impact of debt.

Need help with your debt?

Call the appointment line on 0800 328 0006 to fix a meeting with a local CAP Debt Coach. Calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles.

Life Skills

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 stressful, lonely and challenging at times. Money worries can impact every area of life: our relationships, diet, health, wellbeing, and much more. This friendly group course will help you to grow in your self-confidence and decision-making skills through topics such as cooking on a budget, living healthily on less, and making your money go further. We always have lots of tea, coffee and cake too!

Interested in joining our next course? You’ll be really welcome! Just pop into the CAP Café,  call Abbie on 07486 375299 or email her

Find out more about Life Skills on the UK CAP website

"Everyone at Job Club and Life Skills and the Wednesday club (Making Friends) has been amazing. You all don’t know how much you have really helped me and the family on my journey. I appreciate everything that everyone has done."

Karen, Lymington CAP Job Club and Life Skills member

Job Club

The Lymington CAP Job Club is for anyone looking for work. It’s a friendly and practical service, and it’s totally free. We offer support to take you through each step of the job-hunting process, from identifying your strengths and skills to writing a great CV and feeling confident for an interview.

We know how hard it can be to deal with unemployment on your own. Joining the Job Club gives you support and encouragement from a trained team, so you know you’re not alone. It also offers you the opportunity to meet other people who are going through similar experiences.

If you’re looking for work and would like to join us, you would be very welcome. Just pop in on a Tuesday to Lymington Baptist Church [link to Contact us] during term-time between 10am-12noon, or call / email Abbie on 07486 375299 and                            

Find out more about Job Clubs on the UK CAP website.

“Suddenly, at age 59, I was unemployed... But with CAP’s guidance and reassurance, I soon had a CV put together and was sending it everywhere. I am now back in work. Thanks for your help."

Chris, Lymington CAP Job Club member

CAP Café

CAP Café is a relaxed, free, weekly drop-in for anyone who currently uses any of our CAP services or who would like to find out more about what we offer.

Maybe you’re already using our CAP debt help, perhaps you’re looking for work and want to know more about the Job Club. Or maybe you’d like to start budgeting but aren’t sure where to begin. If so, just pop in! CAP Cafe provides a friendly and welcoming space where you can chat with our team and meet others over a hot drink and a piece of cake.

We are open every Thursday morning during term time, between 10am and 12noon, at Lymington Baptist Church. Pop in for a chat, we’d love to meet you!

Find out more about CAP Café contact Abbie on 07486 375299 or email her

To find out more about CAP Debt help visit

To contact the Lymington CAP Debt Centre call Jim Anderson (Debt Centre Manager) on 07831 779574 or email

Can I volunteer with CAP?

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with our CAP team please contact Abbie on 07486 375299 or