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, Bristol 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
  • LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness is recognized as the primary LGBTQ+ 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 2019 in our Impact Report. This 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 2018/19:

We provided 5976 nights of safe accommodation.

2135 LGBTQ+ young people were supported through our digital services.

97% believed their lives improved after receiving support from us.

79p in every pound donated directly supports young people.

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