safe homes and better futures for LGBTQ+ young people

about us

Founded in 1989, akt is the UK’s national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity. We provide safe homes, mentoring and support to LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK, who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment, ensuring that no young person has to choose between a safe home and being who they are.

Why work with us?

Our small but growing team is spread across Bristol, London, Manchester and Newcastle.

We're really passionate about what we do and support around 2,000 young people who reach out to us each year. You can expect a friendly, inclusive and supportive working environment with great benefits and opportunities for development.

Flexible working options considered

28 days' annual leave (plus 8 Bank Holidays), rising to 30 days after 5 years' service

Contributory pension (7%)

24%

of homeless young people identify as LGBT

77%

believe coming out to their parents was the main factor

50,000

Since 1989, we’ve helped and supported over 50,000 young LGBTQ+ people

stories

  • "akt has one of the warmest, most dedicated and talented teams out there. It’s amazing to work with people who are so passionate about supporting LGBTQ+ young people every day."

    Charlie, Digital Officer, Manchester

  • "I've worked part-time as a member of the fundraising team at akt since 2014 and I'm now a Fundraising Manager (Trusts & Foundations). This involves writing applications for grants from trusts, foundations and other sources and then making sure that these grants are properly spent and the impact reported on to funders. I'm based in the North East and like working for akt because it’s a flexible employer and I have very supportive colleagues and managers."

    Pauline, Fundraising Manager, Newcastle

  • "It’s been wonderful to be so warmly welcomed by such a committed and brilliant team. Working for an organisation supporting young, homeless, LGBTQ+ people provides me with a huge sense of meaning and purpose. I’m so excited about developing our service in Bristol and the South West and being able to help more young people dispersed across these areas, who feel like they’ve got nowhere to turn to when facing homelessness or hostility at home."

    Anne-Marie, Services Manager, Bristol