KeySteps is a charity set up by local churches in 1996 to help homeless people in North Somerset by offering them a bond to cover the deposit on a private rental dwelling. KeySteps was originally the "Woodspring Deposit Guarantee Board" - later shortened to WDGB.
KeySteps has clients housed throughout North Somerset and has helped many local people. Twice weekly drop-in surgeries offer advice on housing and
associated matters to anyone who needs it, and also support to landlords.
Donations come from many different sources, including charitable trusts, churches and individuals. We rely on this generous support to provide these much-needed services to the less fortunate within our community.
KeySteps staff Julia and Maggie.
KeySteps has connections with many other local organisations. Housing is often only one of the problems that our clients are experiencing and our sign-posting service is now an established part of KeySteps operations.
- North Somerset Council
- Liberata (the housing benefit contractor)
- North Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau
- Somerset Savings and Loans (Credit Union)
- Weston YMCA
- Alliance Homes
- Weston Lighthouse
- North Somerset Private Housing Forum
- The Drug Action Team