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 2021
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
Z2K’s Jamie Thunder explains why DWP needs to think again about refusing to publish crucial information about Universal Credit.
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.
Z2K’s Marc Francis explains why we will be calling on MPs to reject the Department’s plans to scrap the 10,000 case cap and the formal report back to Parliament before UC is rolled-out.
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