all young people should be safe to be who they are

We exist because young LGBTQ+ people deserve access to support services and safe housing.

Our mission is to work nationally with  LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or living in hostile environments.

We exist to give LGBTQ+ young people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness or a hostile living environment the support they need to thrive. Coming out or being outed as LGBTQ+ can still lead to young people being made homeless. This is the reality for 77% of the young people akt supports. 

We have four offices located in London, Bristol, Manchester and Newcastle, as well as a live chat open for support across the UK.

To this day, 24% of young homeless people aged 16-25 identify as being LGBTQ+, emphasising the crucial need for our services.

We provide a range of support services to our LGBTQ+ young people. We help through:

• Emergency housing and support
• Finding safe and secure long term homes
• Financial support (deposit and rent)
• Independent living costs
• Support with accessing benefits
• Access to mental health support
• Long term case work
• Self-advocacy 
• Support finding your community
• Live chat and digital resources

The Trans Pathway Project

The Trans Pathway Project is our 3 year pilot project funded by St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity, providing support to 18-25 year old trans and non-binary people in Greater Manchester who are facing homelessness.

The Pathfinder Project

The Pathfinder Project provides support to 18–25 year old LGBTQ+ young people in Greater Manchester areas including: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan.

how we’ll achieve our mission

We’ve identified the following areas to focus on in order to keep our services relevant and impactful. Find out more about our strategy in our latest impact report.
  • 1


    Provide pathways into safe, affordable & inclusive housing

  • 2


    Reach young people where and when they need us most

  • 3


    Engage with more young people from intersectional identities

  • 4


    Inform and influence to create change

our impact in a single year

Without the support of individuals, corporations and fundraisers, we wouldn’t be able to support LGBTQ+ people in ways that truly help. These stats, from 2021/22, highlight some of the ways your support has helped.
IMPakt Report
  • 6957

    Housing support sessions given

  • 110

    LGBTQ+ young people in longterm secure housing

  • 753

    Service users connected to training and education

  • 1589

    Individuals directed to mental health services

download our latest reports

Find our more about how we’re tackling youth homelessness by reading our latest impact and strategy reports. This work helps keep us on track and use our resources most affectively.

our values

Find our more about akt's values, this document outlines the values akt follows, what we aim to work towards and demonstrate - both internally and externally.