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 2021

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individuals supported with their social security & housing issues
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in current & future year financial benefit for our clients
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Support 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 – Why we walk

The London #LegalWalk will be taking place again this year on Tuesday 28th June 2022 & Z2K will be taking part once again to raise vital funds for our organisation. Our team is made up of staff, trustees and volunteers, and we would love your support.

Another Hidden Cut

Z2K’s Marc Francis explains why we think the Chancellor must end his freeze on LHA rates and reverse his cut on Discretionary Housing Payments in next week’s Budget Statement.