||<p>Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a charity independent of the Church of England.
CAP run over 1,000 debt advice centres across the country supporting individuals and
families in need. The work of CAP has recently been evaluated by the LSE and its report
concluded that the benefit of CAP's work to society was over £31.5million per year,
in return for an annual expenditure of £8.7 million.</p><p> </p><p>More information
about the report can be found here: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcapuk.org%2Fconnect%2Fpolicy-and-government%2Fnever-just-a-number&data=02%7C01%7Csimon.stanley%40churchofengland.org%7C34f7d4a8394741b18ed008d66111b7ea%7C95e2463b3ab047b49ac1587c77ee84f0%7C0%7C0%7C636803126060672730&sdata=v4q25FzDvzbjizPT%2FuhLGbCUyvCLqMSJB5zXx8HFftM%3D&reserved=0"
</p><p>The parishes of the Church of England often partner with organisations such
as Christians Against Poverty to provide a range of services to support their local
communities. The Church of England recently surveyed its parishes and discovered that
80% of congregations are involved in one or more forms of social action. Data gathered
from 13,000 churches shows that the biggest area of work is in food banks - with 60%,
or nearly 8,000 churches - involved in either running or supporting food banks through
volunteers, donations and providing venues.</p><p> </p>