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Mustard Seed EdiNburgh urges people iN debt tO get urgent help as lockdown restrictioNs are eased


Mustard Seed Edinburgh has been running the Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Life Skills and Job Club programmes for over three years and is now opening the Edinburgh North CAP Debt Centre, to extend the coverage provided by the existing Edinburgh Central and Edinburgh West centres. 


The combination of rising unemployment, reduced hours, illness and larger bills covering the period when so many people have been at home has created a situation where many people now have unmanageable debt. As people emerge from lockdown the uncertain economic effects may impact people hard. However, for people here in Edinburgh there is a solution.


Mark Harris, Edinburgh North CAP Debt Centre Manager, said: “Although we’ve continued assisting people with our CAP services throughout the pandemic, we know that many people have been in survival mode.  The addition of a CAP Debt Centre is hugely important as it will enable us to meet the needs of those people who seek help as we come out of lockdown. 


“We want everyone to know that we and our colleagues in the other Edinburgh debt centres are here to give that help completely free of charge along with localised support, understanding and encouragement to anyone in the city of Edinburgh.  


“A unique feature of the CAP service is that we reduce the stress debt creates by holding meetings in people’s homes and now that restrictions have eased we are able to restart those personal face to face meetings.


“The Debt Centre currently has appointments available so we’re urging people to get in contact as soon as possible.


“If you know things are out of control or you’re stressed, missing meals or sleep, please give us a call and let us help you get your life back on track.”


Book an appointment with CAP by calling Freephone 0800 328 0006 or visit or contact Mark Harris by email at

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