KeySteps helps local homeless people across North Somerset into suitable accommodation in the private rental sector. One of our Bonds acts like a rent deposit, enabling clients to obtain a key to their own front door. Many of of our clients fall outside the statutory remit of the local authority.
KeySteps runs twice-weekly Drop-in Sessions for advice on housing and we offer a signposting service, highlighting other services, charities and support available locally for clients.
KeySteps provides Continuing Support for its bond-holders and landlords.
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.
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.