Throughout 2017-18, we have consulted widely across our stakeholder groups, gathered and analysed evidence and spoken to current and potential partners across the public, private and voluntary sector. 

Why our work must continue:

  • 24% of young people at risk of homelessness identify as LGBTQ+; with 77% citing rejection and abuse at home after coming out as the primary cause (AKT, 2015) 
  • 3 in every 10 runaway children accessing the charity Missing People identify as LBGTQ+ (Missing People, 2017) 
  • There are 150,000 young people living in hostile environments / at risk of homelessness (Centre point 2016) 
  • Over 70% of LGBT young people facing homelessness experience mental health and wellbeing issues (AKT 2017)

“I’m thinking about running away and I don’t know what to do anymore.”

“I don’t want to live with my family, but I don’t know where to go and I have £10 and don’t get paid for another couple of weeks.” 

“Why is AKT not helping young people in other areas, we need you.”  

Young people accessing inter-AKT

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Help The Albert Kennedy Trust achieve our goals for 2021: