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Albert Kennedy Trust
Supports LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made Homeless

Need help?

The Albert Kennedy Trust is here to help you if you are:

•Up to the age of 25

•Are (or think you might be) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* or Intersex

•Homeless, sofa-surfing or living in crisis

•Living in a violent , hostile or abusive home


Call or email one of our workers: Tel: 0207 831 6562 -  Email:


Our offices are open from 10am to 4.30pm Mon-Fri.

You are welcome to pop in but it is probably best to call us before you come. If you don’t have much credit for your phone we will call you back.


How can we help?

If you are homeless, in crisis or at risk where you live, we will meet with you as soon as we can to talk through your difficulties.

We can help with...

...staying safe in a crisis

...finding emergency accommodation

...finding hostel accommodation

...finding a place to live in the rented sector

...finding a place in social housing

...finding you supported lodgings from one of our LGBT positive carers

...finding you support from a mentor

...finding you specialist support from domestic violence or mental health services, learning and making progress towards your goals


What we can do to help will depend on your circumstances, but these are the types of work we do.


'I don’t think you help people like me'

We know that LGBT+ young people from some communities can find it especially hard to reach out to services for help even if they need it. AKT works with young people from all communities and backgrounds, including religious backgrounds, and with lots of different kinds of needs and life experiences. If you are LGBT+ and homeless, in crisis or at risk where you live, we can help.


DOWNLOAD a copy of the Young Person's Guide to Services

The Purple Door Project

The Albert Kennedy Trust are delighted to announce the launch of our ‘Purple Door’ housing project for LGBT young people facing homelessness.


The project consists of two housing initiatives, one in London and one in Greater Manchester.


Purple Door London is designed to take LGBT young people out of danger and off the streets.

They stay in the safe house for approximately 21 days whilst specialist workers provide a bespoke intervention which covers longer-term accommodation, support, mentoring, advocacy and therapeutic care.


With six bedrooms, plus shared space and facilities, the house will work with an estimated 100+ vulnerable young people per year, providing a safe, positive space for them to regain their self-esteem and autonomy.


Finding Us

Unit 203 Hatton Square Business Centre
16-16a Baldwins Gardens