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Faithworks CMA

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Faithworks CMA

Faithworks CMA (Community Money Advice) operate two services:

  1. Budgeting Support –help to manage finances with the aim of not going into debt.
  2. Debt Advice – a service for those who are struggling to pay their debts.

This may include a benefits review – we do not provide this as a stand-alone service and are not benefits experts. We may need to refer a complex situation to a third party such as Citizens Advice.

We operate under the framework of CMA, a national charity.  We are regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and process your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations. We are mainly staffed by volunteers.

You must be able to regularly attend a Food Bank+ where our teams are located in; Christchurch, Boscombe, Winton, Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne and Blandford.

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Need help now?

You can speak with us at any of Faithworks Food Bank+ or at Trussell Trust Foodbanks in Bournemouth.

You can download the Worrying About Money leaflet here.

Main office: 01202 429037.

Help and support at Faithworks CMA

Debt Advice & Budget Support

The Process: we will meet with you on a regular basis to gain a full understanding of your financial situation including, income, expenditure and debts.  You will need to provide the following: 

  • General information about yourself/family
  • Bank statements
  • Pay slips
  • Bills
  • Correspondence relating to debt.  

We work alongside you to identify ways in which you may be able to increase income and/or reduce outgoings. We will help you to budget and if you have debts we will help you identify and put debt solutions in place that allow you to move forward with greater financial freedom.

Money Skills for Children

Financial Wellbeing Sessions: we provide online sessions to colleges and 10 schools in the local area.

Interactive Financial Workshops: created for school years 12 and 13 to develop healthy money and budgeting skills.

Money Skills develops financial wellbeing by equipping people with the skills to ensure financial stability in their lives. Our workshops teach healthy money patterns so as to avoid debt in the future. Workshops are provided at local junior and secondary schools as well as at Bournemouth & Poole College.

Money Skills is also available at Faithworks’ Food Bank+ working alongside adults who wish to develop budgeting skills and avoid future debt.

For more information: email Derek Dayman at moneymatters@faithworkswessex.org.uk

Other Resources

Waiting lists for our services can often be several months.  Whilst waiting you may find the below helpful.

FREE face to face debt advice:

  • Citizens Advice BCP – 0808 2787 939
  • Citizens Advice East Dorset and Purbeck – 0800 144 8848
  • Christians Against Poverty including Poole, Bournemouth and East Dorset – 01274 760720

Phone and/or online:

  • Citizens Advice citizensadvice.org.uk
  • National Debtline nationaldebtline.org – 0808 808 4000
  • PayPlan payplan.com – 0808 278 9095
  • Step Change stepchange.co.uk – 0800 368 8771

Faithworks CMA FAQs

How soon will I see someone?2022-06-28T15:36:11+01:00

We will be in touch within 10 days and advise at that stage when your first appointment is likely to be.

Where can I meet with the CMA team?2022-06-28T15:39:48+01:00

You can speak with someone from our CMA team at any Faithwork Food Bank+:

  • Blandford Food Bank+,  United Reformed Church, Whitecliff Mill Street, Blandford Forum, DT11 7DQ
  • Christchurch Food Bank+,  Christchurch Food Bank+, The Old Chapel, 67a Purewell, Christchurch, BH23 1EH
  • Poole Food Bank+, Jimmy’s Place, St James’ Church Centre, Church Street, Poole, BH15 1JP
  • Wimborne Food Bank+, Leigh Park Community Centre, Gordon Road, Wimborne, BH21 2AP

Our team are also based at Trussell Trust Foodbanks at:

  • Life Centre (Bournemouth Community Church), 711-715 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, BH9 2AU
  • Citygate Church, 138A Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8AS (opposite the train station and Asda)
  • St George’s Methodist Church, 118 Haviland Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH7 6HW
What can I do to prepare while I wait to see someone?2022-06-29T14:50:20+01:00

We have a preparation leaflet which you can download here.

Faithworks CMA News & Events

The Big Reveal!

15th June 2022|

Little Victories Event 24th June 2022 A new logo and website is coming! Foundations are essential for a strong structure and so is building on these foundations. As Faithworks turns 18 this year, we

Faithworks CMA Annual Review

15th June 2022|

“Going to Faithworks was the best thing - I cannot believe all the help I have been given from sorting out my debt, to getting me help when I moved to pay the rent,

Your Food Bank+ Needs You!

15th June 2022|

Faithworks support Food Bank+ in Christchurch, Poole, Wimborne and Blandford.  As more people need to access emergency food and food support, it's vital that food stocks are maintained to keep up with the need. 

The Big Reveal!

15th June 2022|

Little Victories Event 24th June 2022 A new logo and website is coming! Foundations are essential for a strong structure and so is building on these foundations. As Faithworks turns 18 this year, we

Faithworks CMA Annual Review

15th June 2022|

“Going to Faithworks was the best thing - I cannot believe all the help I have been given from sorting out my debt, to getting me help when I moved to pay the rent,

Your Food Bank+ Needs You!

15th June 2022|

Faithworks support Food Bank+ in Christchurch, Poole, Wimborne and Blandford.  As more people need to access emergency food and food support, it's vital that food stocks are maintained to keep up with the need. 

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