We are extremely disappointed to hear that the Everyone In scheme won’t be returning despite a third national lockdown. We know how vital a lifeline this was for people struggling during the first two lockdowns. 

Everyone In was a scheme to help homeless people who were rough sleeping or otherwise unable to comply with self-isolation requirements into emergency accommodation in hotels during the first lockdown.

akt saw a substantial spike in young people presenting to us as rough sleeping after being kicked out of their family homes or having to flee dangerous homophobic, biphobic or transphobic situations. We’ve also seen young people facing unemployment, rent arrears and financial instability and being evicted despite the eviction ban. This led to a staggering 118% increase in new referrals from April - August 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.

As the lift on the eviction ban looms, which will disproportionately impact marginalised people including those from ethnic minority backgrounds, this could be the tip of the iceberg. Now more than ever we need support to help prevent homelessness for LGBTQ+ young people, including those who are not UK nationals who are now at-risk of being impacted by the Home Office’s new immigration rules.

If you're an LGBTQ+ young person who needs support with housing or homelessness, you're not alone. Please get in touch with us. 

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