AKT’s Mission is to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people are able to live in accepting, supportive and caring homes, by providing a range of services to meet the individual needs of those who would otherwise be homeless or living in a hostile environment. We aim to do this by:
Providing appropriate homes through supported lodgings, fostering and other specialist housing schemes.
Enabling young people to manage independent living successfully.
Improving attitudes within society towards lesbian, gay and bisexual young people.
We support several hundred young people every year who have experienced domestic violence or have been ejected from home just for being brave enough to come out as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans to their parents or care giver. For more information visit www.akt.org.uk
Outpost offer accommodation for LGBT young people aged 16 to 25 in fully furnished and equipped single person bedsits for a duration of up to 18 months. When young people are ready to move on we help them to find safe and suitable long-term accommodation. Outpost also offers support and advice on matters relating to housing, benefits, education, training and work, living independently, coming out and being out, relationships, emotional health, sexual health, drugs and alcohol. For more information visit www.outpostproject.org.uk