Please sign our statement opposing benefit caps in London

The following statement will be sent to Peers considering the Welfare Reform Bill. Please sign it below no later than the 7th of January. Alternatively if you are an NGO and would like to add your name, inform us at benjenkins@z2k.org.

To Peers considering the Welfare Reform Bill.

A statement opposing benefit caps in London.

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Saved from Eviction

We helped a 20 year old who faced possession proceedings from her Housing Association landlord on the grounds of anti-social behaviour based on complaints about  loud music and the occasional party  from some of the other tenants in the block in which she lived all of whom were elderly. She was the youngest person there by about 50 years.

After a preliminary hearing at which the Housing Association insisted they intended to go to trial  to evict her we persuaded them to drop the case and to put the tenant on the transfer list even though she was in rent arrears. Continue reading

Family saved from homelessness

A family with six children who had been declared intentionally homeless were living in overcrowded conditions with family members and then in a hostel, hours and three bus journeys away from the children’s schools. After nine months of Z2K battling with housing authorities and social services, they are now in a four-bedroomed flat near the schools. Several times along the way they were hours from being evicted onto the streets.

Their story has been made into a short film made by iceandfire for Trust for London’s London Poverty Profile Website.

All based on testimony from real people experiencing poverty in London.
Directed by Charlotte George, Cinematography by Jake Corbett, First AD Ben Chessell, Production Assistant Lil Binham. John played by William Hope, Karen played by Nicky Goldie.