Vacancy: Caseworker

We are looking for a caseworker to join our Casework Team.

Responsible to: Senior Casework Manager
Hours of Work: 5 days a week (35 hours)
Salary: £26,000 to £28,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Holidays: 32.5 days including bank holidays and Christmas closure
Location: Office in Victoria and Office in Queens Park
Duration: Fixed term, 2 years (renewable depending on funding)

To Apply
Please email your CV and covering letter explaining how you are most suited for the role and would be able to carry out the job effectively based on the job description to admin@z2k.org Continue reading

Case study: £4,429.58 of Council Tax arrears written off

Bidandi’ is a refugee who was granted asylum in the UK. He suffers from PTSD and other mental health problems as a result of his experiences in his home country. After leaving National Asylum Support Service accommodation Bidandi was made homeless. The local authority in which he was resident recognised his vulnerability and placed him in accommodation in a neighboring borough in 2013. He remains in the same property today and is currently in receipt of ESA, PIP and Housing Benefit.   Continue reading

Case study: tenant or licensee?

Javier approached us at an outreach session. He had been issued with a possession claim and his hearing was listed in the next few weeks. The basis of the claim was alleged rent arrears and that the contract had ended. Javier was very distressed as the agents for the property had called the police to assist them in evicting him. Surprisingly the police took his security of tenure more seriously and informed the agents they must obtain a possession order. Continue reading

A tale of two tribunal decisions

Judges are rarely outspoken people, particularly when it comes to political issues. They studiously maintain their independence and political neutrality, restricting their judgements to matters of law. The same is true for those Judges that chair tribunal panels. Despite being forced to consider some truly appalling DWP decisions tribunal Judges rarely criticise the DWP, instead they focus on ensuring the correct decision is made in the end. Continue reading