About our work

We use casework to work with people to prevent homelessness and support people to access the benefits they are entitled to. We use evidence from this work to campaign for change.

Z2K (Zacchaeus 2000 Trust) is an anti-poverty charity that combines direct help for people with national campaigning to fight for a welfare benefits system that works. We believe that a secure income and stable housing are key to preventing homelessness and improving life chances for people and their families.

Our activities include:

Casework – homelessness prevention and one to one support and advocacy for people to access the benefits they are entitled to

Benefit appeals – representation at tribunal level to appeal negative benefits decisions

Housing – support people with their housing issues including disrepair, understanding their rights etc.

Wrap around – additional support to help clients address broader challenges, such as access to addiction services and mental health support

Campaign and policy – evidence from our projects and the voices of our clients to influence policy makers and ensure system change

Our clients, their needs, voices and lived experiences are at the heart of everything we do. Evidence from their cases and their stories are central to all our work and what we strive to achieve.

To find out how to access our service, please contact us.

“The service was excellent; it made a difference to feel I had somebody on my side” – Client feedback

96% of our clients say they would recommend our service to their friends and family