KeySteps

Everyone Deserves a Place to Call Home

KeySteps is raising funds to alleviate poverty and homelessness in North Somerset by helping people on low incomes - especially those not eligible for help from other sources - to access private rental homes. We offer Deposit Bonds, tenancy support and extra funding for necessities where required.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1146111)

open_in_new http://www.KeySteps.org.uk

Campaign target

£1,000

Amount raised

£50

Time left

325 days

Donations

1

    Categories

  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

People on low incomes who are not eligible for help with housing from the local authority struggle to afford private rental properties because they cannot get enough money together to cover rent in advance, deposit along with affording household items, paying bills etc. They also often lack the means for applying for benefits and grants and setting up payments for Council Tax etc as almost everything is now done online.

Solution

We supply a Bond to cover the deposit on a private rental property. We support people as they set up their tenancies by helping with online applications, helping to source household items, rent in advance etc. We help our tenants to make applications for Discretionary Housing Payments to make up the shortfall in the Local Housing Allowance (Housing Benefit). We keep in touch with our tenants to see if they need help with paying bills and we signpost to other sources of assistance.