We had a successful and productive time at the Conservative, Labour and Liberal democrat party conferences in September; greatly benefitted by strong panels for our debates, comprising key Ministers, Shadows Ministers and our young Ambassadors.

We made clear asks of politicians and the public.  A big thank you to Unum and Cicero, our conference sponsors, who ensured that all our campaigning activity was independently funded of our work with young people

  • Wera Hobhouse MP committed the Liberal Democrats to further support AKT in parliament by raising questions in the house;
  • Dawn Butler (Shadow Secretary for Women and Equalities) made a public commitment to work with AKT to ensure prioritisation of the most vulnerable LGBT people now and in government, with Melanie Onn MP (Shadow Housing Minister) promising to work with AKT on forwarding our calls for mandatory monitoring and a stronger focus on prevention of homelessness;
  • Both the Housing Minister (Nigel Adams MP) and the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government reiterated the governments’ commitment to work with AKT and support the prioritisation of vulnerable young LGBT people, including inviting AKT to join the governments advisory panel on rough sleeping and considering our call for Mandatory monitoring

At the AKT Youth Conference there was acknowledgement and praise for our campaigning and lobbying activity by young people and a strong appetite to see more from AKT.