Hello, we are Z2K
We believe that no individual in the UK should be living in poverty and that adequate, stable income and housing are key to creating a more equal society where everyone has the chance of a stable and dignified life.
The unseen crisis
No one chooses to live in poverty, yet 1 in 4 people now do so in the UK. For those we help, poverty means not being able to pay their rent, bills and even sometimes food. They face insecurity and uncertainty, and many are locked in a daily struggle to make enough money to survive. It doesn’t need to be this way.
Z2K works with Londoners experiencing complex benefits and/or housing issues that are causing financial hardship and crisis. We use evidence from this to influence policy and system change at a national level.
* since making this video, poverty rates have increased to 14.5 million; 4.3 million of which are children [UK Parliament, 2021].
Issues we help with
“I am now able to rely on a more stable income stream thanks to Z2K.”
Our impact in 2020
Every one of our volunteers, staff and supporters is vital to our success at enabling people to move out of poverty. Find out how you can get involved.
"Without Z2K I don’t know where my family and I would be sleeping right now"
Latest news, blogs & updates
The team at Z2K, as well as hundreds of law firms, chambers, and other supporters of access to justice took part in the 10k #LegalWalk on Monday 18th October. Our team consisted of staff and trustees, who took to the streets of London to raise vital funds for access to justice charities, including Z2K.
Preeti reflects on the work she has done with her clients over the last 7 months and why the DWP must urgently review and reform it’s processes so that everyone can live safely and be treated with dignity and respect.
Our clients face a diversity of challenges when engaging with the social security system, but one issue that almost all have experienced, is that of stigma. In this blog, a number of our clients share the conversations that we’ve been having about stigma in our client workshops – in particular, what forms stigma can take and why it must be challenged.