We are affiliated to Community Money Advice (CMA), part of a national network
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
*Coronavirus update: alternative CMA provision
The Faithworks CMA (Community Money Advice) team are following the government’s advice that all non-essential contact is restricted, but we want to make sure that debt advice is still very much available to those who are facing significant debt issues at this time.
We are unable to run our usual drop ins below however we are offering advice over the phone or video-conferencing through our Food Banks and central office.
So, if you need help with debt advice then please call:
Poole Food Bank+ 01202 669566
Blandford Food Bank+ 01258 456093
Christchurch Food Bank+ 07587 371088
Wimborne Food Bank+ 07766 395944
Or call the Faithworks office on 01202 429037
*There are currently no drop-in sessions at St George’s Boscombe and High Cross Church, Somerford.
Our partners are also still offering financial support:
Citizens Advice at Bournemouth Town Hall, Christchurch Library and Poole Library. Phone 01202 290967
Shelter by calling 0344 5151400
ACT: Debt Advice
As a registered and licensed Community Money Advice Centre in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch, we are able to support clients who have debt problems and negotiate with creditors on their behalf.
STABILISE: Budget Coaching
Money Matters supports those who are in need of support with their financial paperwork. Our Personal Budget Coaches support clients with their paperwork, helping them create a realistic budget and develop financial skills, encouraging them to live debt free lives.
PREVENT: Money Management Courses
We run workshops across the conurbation to strengthen people’s understanding of how to make more of their money. Information is given about benefits entitlement, money-saving ideas, financial and pension support that is available and useful contacts.
TRAIN: Training the local teams in the community
Our goal is for there to be a team of front-line Budget Coaches in every community across Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch. If your church, Foodbank, or community centre has 2-3 volunteers, give us a call and we’ll come and train them up.