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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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*Please note that our service is up to capacity and we are unable to take any new referrals at this time.

However, free debt advice is available from:

  • National Debtline: 0808 808 4000, Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm & Sat, 9.30am-1pm. Web Chat is also available on their website.
  • Stepchange: 0800 138 1111, Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm & Sat, 8am-4pm.
  • CAP: 0800 328 0006, Mon-Thurs, 9.30am-5pm & Fri, 9.30am-3.30pm.

There is also lots of helpful advice on the Worrying About Money leaflet which can be downloaded from the red box.

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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

Our Financial Wellbeing project teaches healthy money patterns and effective budgeting so as to avoid future debt. Workshops are provided for all ages from children through to adults.

Financial Wellbeing Sessions: available for all ages groups and those with specific needs in the local area.

Financial Workshops: created for school years 12/13 and college/university students to develop healthy money and budgeting skills prior to starting employment.

CAP Money Kids: teaching children vital money management skills through simple and fun activities.

Money Skills are available at Faithworks’ Food Bank+, for those wishing to develop budget skills and avoid future debt. The CAP Money Course is also available.

For more information: email Derek Dayman at

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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
  • CAP including Bournemouth and East Dorset – 0800 328 0006

Phone and/or online:

  • Citizens Advice
  • National Debtline – 0808 808 4000
  • PayPlan – 0808 278 9095
  • Step Change – 0800 368 8771

Faithworks CMA FAQs

What can I do to prepare while I wait to see someone?2023-07-18T10:28:04+01:00

We have a preparation leaflet which you can download here.

Where can I meet with the CMA team?2023-07-18T10:29:16+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
How soon will I see someone?2023-07-18T10:29:58+01:00

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

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We partner with Hope into Action to provide homes for those escaping homelessness. Local investors buy a property and then lease it to Faithworks; working alongside local churches individuals or families to build a home, friendships and find confidence for the future.

“People don’t just need shelter; they need a home: a place of safety & friendship.”

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