REDDITCH residents are being given another chance to get their finances in order with a popular free course being run by a local church.

Members of Redditch Baptist Church who have been trained by UK charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP), are again running the three sessions aimed at helping the local community to best handle the current economic downturn.

Money coach Alan Sheppard, who will be leading the sessions called the CAP Money course, said: “If you know how to save and budget effectively, it can have a hugely positive impact on the whole family.

"With households feeling the squeeze on their disposable income, we've all got to get a bit more savvy about our money to get through these tough times.”

Redditch Baptist Church is one of more than 1,200 churches of different Christian traditions across the UK which are regularly offering the course, as they work together to positively impact the communities around them.

The CAP Money course has been found to be useful for newly retired people, soon-to-be students, mums dealing with mounting bills, families saving for a wedding and everyone in between.

Mr Sheppard added: “We hope that we can help people, quietly and confidentially, take the guess work out of their situation so they can plan for the future, sort out any problems early and come through unscathed.”

The next course takes place at the Baptist Church Hall on Easemore Road, starting at 7.30pm on Thursday, February 6.

To find out more about the CAP Money course or to book a place visit, or call 01527 66049.