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akt supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the uk who are experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile or abusive environment.

akt is here for anyone aged 16-25 in the UK who identify as LGBTQ+, including non-binary people and questioning. Our service centres are based in London, Manchester, Bristol and Newcastle but if you’re based outside of these areas we can help you on our live chat.  

akt can help you to: 

  • Stay safe
  • Provide support and advocacy to find emergency accommodation
  • Access specialist support 
  • Develop skills, identify and achieve life goals

make a referral

Due to extremely high levels of new referrals, we have had to close our waiting lists temporarily. If you have already made a referral to us, please be patient, we are working our way through our waiting list and will be in touch with you as soon as we can. If you need emergency support then please visit www.akt.org.uk/blog/emergency-housing-support.

What happens next?

Following an initial conversation, if our services are for you, we will arrange an assessment with one of our caseworkers to discuss your housing situation, your support needs and your options.  

From there akt staff will provide support, advice and guidance to you.

This could include:  

  • supporting you to present as homeless to your local authority 
  • referring you to supported or emergency accommodation 
  • advising you on how to search for and secure rented housing 
  • referring you to other akt services such as our Youth Engagement Programme 
  • signposting you to external support such as counselling, LGBTQ+ social groups or advocacy services  

If you are threatened with or experiencing homelessness then having the following items can help with the process when accessing support: 

  • Photo ID, e.g. passport or driving licence 
  • National Insurance Number 
  • A bank account  
  • Proof of income (such as payslips or benefit award letter) 

Don't worry if you don’t have these items, please do still get in touch with us. 

Chat to us online - tap or click the button to get started!

akt live chat for LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 - monday to friday

akt online community hub - resources, information + support

click here for more information on emergency housing support