Practical measures to boost employment with Christians Against Poverty

Looking for a job? Need tips on CV writing or interview techniques? Want some advice on debt or financial management? Christians Against Poverty has announced a number of courses and helplines that are available to residents of Stockton North.

8 Steps Toward Employment, which will start on 17 October at Stockton Baptist Church, is an 8 week long course providing advice and training on everything from CV writing, finding motivation, and overcoming obstacles. Each person will receive at least two one-to-one coaching sessions and a free work book. The second course, the Christians Against Poverty Money Course is a free session offering guidance on managing a budget, and how to save and spend their finances better. The course is taught with a DVD and work book.


Christins Against Poverty is also offering free face-to-face debt advice, which can be arranged through its helpline 0800 328 0006.

MP for Stockton North, Alex Cunningham, said:

“With many people worrying about money pressures or searching for employment, it’s heartening to know that there are organisations out there working hard to help people out of their financial troubles or back onto the job ladder. I’m pleased to see local churches – through Christians Against Poverty – taking a lead in tackling these issues through practical measures such as offering courses or face-to-advice, and urge anyone in Stockton North who might need this help to enrol or call the helpline.”


There are still places on the 8 Steps Toward Employment Job Club. This, and the Debt Help scheme can be accessed via the helpline 0800 328 0006, and choosing Option 2 or Option 1 respectively.

To register for the Money Course, applicants are advised to go to