Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is an international Christian charity working to help people out of debt and poverty; offering free debt counselling through a network of centres based in local churches.  Nationally, over 2,500 people a year go debt free as a result of working with CAP.

In Hemel Hempstead CAP is based in the Liberty Tea Rooms in Bank Court. It is managed by a partnership team of local churches including AFC.  Local teams also run:

  • a Money Course (a revolutionary money management course that teaches budgeting skills and helps people get control of their finances to avoid getting into debt),
  • Life Skills (a group course to teach practical skills for living on a budget including eating well while making money go further) and
  • Fresh Start (a group course designed to help individuals break free from life-controlling habits).

Christians Against Poverty can be contacted through Head Office (0800 328 0006) on line ( or through Adeyfield Free Church’s contact – David Kerry (07898 788239).

Emotional Support

Talking to a counsellor can offer invaluable support in understanding your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It can help you find your own solutions to the problems you are currently facing. One to one counselling is on offer at the Adeyfield Free Church Centre. The counsellors would be happy to discuss your individual requirements and can be contacted on the details oposite.

Sue Grimsdale


Family Support

Having a family can be wonderful but of course it brings along its own demands. Care for the family is a wonderful organisation that helps in many aspects of family life such as marriage, parenting, bereavement support and much more. They run a wide range of events and have a broad collection of useful resources. Click here to visit their website

Loneliness and Isolation

Being alone is not the same as being lonely. There is nothing wrong with being on your own if you are comfortable with it. If however, you are feeling lonely there are plenty of ways at the AFC Centre to get companionship.  If you are a young Mum you could visit Little Fish and meet other Mums over a hot drink while the children play. There is a men’s walking group and Art Socials. If you are an older person there is Coffee Mates at the Adeyfield Community Centre.  All of the events are listed on this website and you are welcome to attend any which interest you. For additional queries please contact us by phone on 01442 260175 or by email

Homelessness, poverty and social exclusion

Most people know DENS as the homeless charity for people in Dacorum. In fact, DENS does so much more than just providing a roof and a bed.  Our aim is to be the first port of call for people in Dacorum who are facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion; to support and empower them to take the next positive step in their lives.
We ensure individuals have access to temporary and short-term accommodation, and individuals and families have access to food and provisions. We provide a range of accommodation options to support people to move on and sustain their own tenancy and we provide advice and training; empowering people to develop skills and confidence to build a better future and be an active member of their community. Click here to visit the website