Charity prepares for busy time as people struggle with debts

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A CHARITY has revealed that it expects in the coming weeks to receive more calls for help than ever before.

Christians Against Poverty, with local debt centres in Southsea, Gosport and the Isle of Wight, said that the post-Christmas rush to get finances sorted has begun in earnest.

The charity receives the most calls for debt help on the second Monday in February which this year lands on February 9.

Sandra Snell, Southsea and Isle of Wight centre manager, said: ‘Every week, the busiest day for debt help calls is a Monday, when people have had time over the weekend to resolve to seek help.

‘We see a rise in calls during January and February because most people can’t face tackling their finances before Christmas.

‘When these two elements come together, we see our busiest time. As our reach extends to more areas, with more debt coaches, we are set to see more people booked in than ever before.’

Already in the first working week of 2015, the charity received 479 calls for debt help.

The Southsea centre has visits booked in until the end of February.

Call CAP on 0800 328 0006 or visit capuk.org for more information.