News & Blogs

Find our latest press releases and news here, as well as our blogs that have been written by our staff, volunteers and clients.
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    ‘My brother didn’t die so people could be treated like this’

    ‘We’re not just fighting for an extra £20 a week for people, we’re fighting to ensure that the Government treats all people with dignity and respect, regardless of their status in society.’ Read Ella’s piece on the campaign #IncreaseDisabilityBenefits and the impact the discriminatory move by Government has had on millions of people.

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    When Isolating at Home is as Bad for Your Health as Going Out

    Self-isolation for a period of time – and we don’t know how long – is necessary to get Covid-19 under control. For many of us, it’s also boring, uncomfortable, and a reminder of all the reasons we love (and are irritated by!) our families.  But for some of the people Z2K works with, living on Social Security benefits and renting from private landlords, self-isolation means something different.

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    Z2K Covid-19 Response

    From Tuesday 14th April, we are opening our phones lines from 10 to 4 pm.  We are also available via our online contacts form.  Our services are open to anyone who is:

    – of working age
    – live in London
    – be entitled to means-tested benefits

    We are also continuing to plan our longer term response, to be ready to push for a continuation of all temporary uplifts in benefits, a complete suspension of sanctions and the benefit cap, and for continued systemic change to ensure a benefits system that works effectively as a safety net.

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    A social security system for the long-term, not just COVID-19

    Our Social Security system should act as a safety net. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the number of people needing its support has risen by over a million, and the cracks that have been there for years are suddenly at the forefront of a lot more people’s attention.