Support a young LGBTQ+ person in need by becoming a host with akt.

akt supports young LGBTQ+ people in crisis. Every day we deal with the effects homelessness can have on young people's lives. We're looking for hosts in London, Greater Manchester and the North East.

We offer young people a range of accommodation options dependent on their needs and what is available.  Our Host Programme is one of the ways in which we can offer support to a young person who has no safe place to live.

Here are a few of the tasks and responsibilities involved in being a host:

  • Have a young person live in your home for anything from a few days to 18 months 
  • Provide a safe environment with advice, guidance and support 
  • Attend regular training, supervision and reviews to help ensure that placements are successful and any issues are identified early on

Hosts should meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 25 years old
  • Have a spare room in your home
  • Be willing to undergo an assessment which will take several months and involve a series of meetings
  • Be able to commit to being a host for at least two years (from approval)
  • Have the ability to communicate confidently and clearly with young people, other volunteers and members of staff
  • Have some knowledge of the issues relating to LGBTQ+ young people
  • Have some experience of working with vulnerable people

Support for hosts

Hosts receive the following support:

  • Structured induction and training 
  • Ongoing support from your supervisor
  • Access to further training
  • Travel and other reasonable expenses reimbursed


To apply for this role please complete our online application form, or e-mail us for more information.

We would like applications from all sections of the community and we especially encourage those who identfiy as BAME and/or trans to apply.