Today is akt Manchester Day, an opportunity to celebrate our history and work in Manchester, and share messages from the wonderful LGBTQ+ community and charities based here.

"I am so inspired and excited by our plans for 2021 in Greater Manchester.

From our new service centre which will provide a safe and better space to support young people at risk of homelessness to the return of our purple door housing project in the region which will help prevent homelessness by providing safe homes to the rising number of young people we are supporting.

I am so very proud of the akt team of staff, volunteers and trustees who continue to passionately contribute to ensuring we provide safe homes and better futures for greater Manchester’s lgbtq+ young people - making sure they get the start in life they deserve."  - Tim, akt CEO


akt in Greater Manchester supports LGBTQ+ young people (16-25) who are homeless or living in a hostile environment. akt was founded in Manchester in 1989, and we’re so proud to call it our home. We have a dedicated team based here that work closely with LGBTQ+ young people, offering them the support and safety they deserve. Here at akt we celebrate the wide spectrum of LGBTQ+ identities. 


ways we can help you:

  • Advice and guidance
  • One to one case work
  • Floating support - help managing your home
  • Host placements
  • Mentoring
  • Rainbow Starter Pack – financial support to find secure accommodation
  • Live chat
  • Signposting and referrals into specialist services
  • Online peer support groups


Click to download our printable Manchester poster


some more manchester-based organisations:

The Proud Trust

Q42 Project

Centrepoint