Here are the life stories of three young people who have achieved the start in life they deserve thanks to your support:

Tony's Story

Tony had experienced verbal and physical abuse from his mother all his life. He was kicked out when he came out as bisexual and had nowhere to go when he contacted AKT. AKT was able to provide funds for Tony to get a birth certificate and renew their passport. After staying at back packers provided by AKT and Nightstop, Tony is living in a young people’s supported accommodation and looking forward to completing level 2 of their college course. ‘

 Nathan's Story

Nathan who identifies as bisexual was experiencing psychological abuse in the family home and approached AKT for assistance to leave. As Nathan was under 18, AKT supported him to approach the local authority for assessment under section 20 of the Children’s Act 2005. Initially the local authority would not accept an accommodation need. AKT supported Nathan further by placing him in one of our host homes whilst challenging the local authority’s decision. AKT’s challenge was successful and Nathan was given ‘looked after’ status, Nathan requested to stay in the host home as he felt comfortable and safe with the hosts. The local authority agreed to fund the placement and Nathan has now been supported to return to education and is looking forward to working towards independent living.”

Sally's Story

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