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].

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Issues we help with

“I am now able to rely on a more stable income stream thanks to Z2K.”

Our impact in 2020

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cases opened for 1085 clients
£ 2000000
FINANCIAL BENEFIT TO OUR CLIENTS​
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SUCCESS RATE FOR 213 TRIBUNALS​

Join us

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"

Our campaigns

Using evidence from our casework to campaign for change nationally
See our campaigns

Our policy work

Bridging the gap between clients and policy makers
See our policy work

Latest news, blogs & updates

The London Legal Walk – a week on

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.

The stigma surrounding Social Security, and how we can challenge it

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.