A STRETFORD church is one of 1,138 across the UK offering free courses to help make money management a successful resolution for 2014.

Trafford Christian Life Centre will be running the CAP Money Course following training from the debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty.

CAP Money coach, and member of the congregation, Jane Farndon, said: “We are really pleased to be able to put on this popular course, which 10,000 people attended in the UK just last year.

“January is a great time to take a fresh look at your financial situation and make a plan for the year ahead. Lots of people are keen to manage their money, but often don’t have the basic skills, so this course is a really effective place to start.”

The course is run across the country through churches which have been trained by CAP. It is designed for anyone whether unemployed, receiving benefits, working, self-employed, retired, newly married or recently divorced.

“Even if you went a bit overboard at Christmas, it’s not too late to do something now about your financial situation. With the help of the CAP Money Course, we have seen people back in the black and start saving - sometimes for the first time in their lives,” said Jane.

One course attendee said: “Before the CAP Money Course, we never knew where we were and felt overwhelmed about how to budget. Now our finances are clear and we’re confident managing them.”

The first course takes place at Trafford Christian Life Centre, 107 Barton Road, Stretford starting at 7.30pm on Friday January 24th, 2014. For further details visit capmoneycourse.org and to book a place on the Stretford course telephone 0781 622 0853.