About Us

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.


KeySteps staff are aware that many of the people they work with are classed as vulnerable. KeySteps Safeguarding Policy is available on request.