Support a young LGBTQ+ person in need by becoming a host with The Albert Kennedy Trust.

AKT supports young LGBTQ+ people in crisis. Every day we deal with the effects homelessness can have on young people's lives.  

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.

We're currently looking for hosts in Greater Manchester and the North East only.