Since the early days of Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, we have helped thousands of people to increase their income, reduce their debt and stay securely in their homes
Alongside our casework, we have worked tirelessly to campaign with and on behalf of low-income Londoners to improve the social security system.
In 2017 alone we helped 1,054 Londoners
on matters including loss of benefits, rent arrears, delayed or incorrect payments, threat of eviction and access to social housing.
We successfully managed nearly 2,000 cases
showing that many of our clients received help with multiple issues.
“Life is worth living when justice is achieved.”
The total financial benefit to our clients was just over £2million.
“I feel more in control over my money after meeting the Z2K team for help and advice.”
We helped persuade the Mayor of Tower Hamlets not to introduce a 20% cut in Council Tax Support
through our joint campaign with other advice agencies and local residents we prevented the introduction of the 20 per cent Minimum Payment for the Borough’s 22,500 working age households.
“Z2K have the knowledge to address the legal issues and address them appropriately, which I am very grateful for; especially when going to tribunal.”
We successfully persuaded the Mayor of Hackney to limit the extent of cuts
through a public campaign and political lobbying, we persuaded the Council not to increase the Minimum Payment from 15% to 20% as planned, and instead limited the increase to 17%.
“Z2k helped me to obtain the benefit I was entitled to. I am using the money to live and to keep well.”