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Z2K (Zacchaeus 2000 Trust)

Z2K (Zacchaeus 2000 Trust)

Who we are

Z2K (Zacchaeus 2000 Trust) is an anti-poverty charity that combines direct help for people with national campaigning to fight for a welfare benefits system that works. Through our casework, we help around 1000 people a year to keep them safe in their homes and get the benefits they are entitled to. This forms the backbone of our evidence that feeds into our parliamentary policy work and wider campaigns.

A fifth of the UK population live in poverty. For our clients, poverty means not being able to pay bills, or their rent and sometimes even food. We often distribute foodbank vouchers and we constantly see the stress our clients face on a daily basis. The social security system is meant to be a safety net to prevent people from falling into poverty, however, for many it has become a barrier and leads to constant insecurity and uncertainty for our clients. Ever increasingly, individuals find themselves without the basic income to live a stable, dignified life.

Z2K provide people with:

  • Detailed casework and advocacy to prevent homelessness, ensuring everyone has the income and housing they need to live stable, dignified lives. 
  • Pro bono lawyers from corporate law firms to present clients at tribunal when they have been denied their disability benefits. Our current success rate is 95%, where we overturn the decision and people are awarded the benefits they are entited to. 
  • Private Rented Sector Access Scheme where we work with people who are homeless or insecurely housed to access private rented accommodation. We also work with landlords to ensure they accept people on benefits.
  • A wraparound project where we provide people with workshops around money management, budgeting, understanding Universal Credit, how to talk to your landlord and in 2019 we are introducing mental health and well-being workshops. 

Please donate whatever you can afford. Here's how your donation could help:

-A donation of £20 could support clients who are homeless or insecurely housed to access accommodation in the private rented sector

-A donation of £50 could provide training for our clients around financial management

-A donation of £180 could fund a client who has been refused sickness or disability related benefits with representatives to appeal the decision

-A donation of £1,130 could fund one of our caseworkers for two weeks; advising in areas such as housing, benefits and debt

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Charity details

Registered address
10 Buckingham Palace Road,London


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