Why AKT? Because no young person should have to choose between a safe home and being who they are.

We are the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity; focused on prevention and early action we provide: safe homes, mentoring, training, advocacy and support to young people who are homeless or living in a hostile environment after coming out to their parents, care givers and peers. 

Nationally: Online support service

Regionally: Service Centres in North West, North East and London providing homes, mentoring, training and support. 



AKT is constantly working to ensure:

  • Our Services reach and meet the needs of their target audience
  • Youth inclusion underpins all development and delivery at AKT
  • LGBT Youth Homelessness is recognized as the primary LGBT rights issue
  • We are positioned as the National Youth Homelessness Charity
  • We improve the experience of AKT for all our stakeholders

You can find out more about AKT's impact in 2017 in our Impact Report. This four page report includes at-a-glance infographics about the work and reach of our work with young LGBT people. Click here to download a copy.

Here's how AKT helped young people facing homelessness, rejection and abuse in 2017

6075
We provided 6075 nights of safe accommodation.

82%
82% of young LGBTQ+ people were supported into safe homes.

91%
91% believed their lives improved after receiving support from us.

79p
79p in every pound donated directly supports young people.



To find out more about the impact of AKT's work, you can download a copy of our 2017 Annual Report by clicking here.