Christians Against Poverty (CAP) have released a new report which is an invitation to look behind closed doors into the homes left desolate by debt and poverty.
The report was launched in the House of Lords, hosted by CAP’s Patron, the Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Problem debt is more than a maths problem. It touches every area of life. Through this report you will see how homes once warm and comforting become a place of isolation, turbulence and insecurity. Yet in the midst of their situation, CAP is able to offer non-judgemental, holistic help and always hope.
37% were afraid to leave the house
‘I hid away from the world, afraid to leave the house or engage with people.’
Debt caused arguments for 76% of those in relationships
‘I realised I was at risk of losing more than just my home, I was going to lose my family.’
59% have been behind with the rent or mortgage
‘We had a repossession order on the house. It felt like it was falling down around us.’
Read the full report here