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Lucy meets the Albert Kennedy Trust
This week, Lucy met with the Albert Kennedy Trust, the LGBT youth homelessness charity which provides support to young people who are homeless or living in a hostile environment after coming out to their parents, caregivers and peers. The charity was founded in Manchester in 1989 and offers advice and support, mentoring, life-skills training and emergency safe homes for young LGBT people who need it.
Recent figures from Crisis suggest that on any night there will be around 20,000 homeless young people. Of those approximately 24% will be LGBT (Metro Centre, 2014). Lucy met with the charity this week to hear more about the work they do and the services they offer.
It was really inspiring to hear of the important work of the Albert Kennedy Trust in supporting LGBT people who find themselves homeless or in danger of becoming so. Huge numbers of homeless people are LGBT. Welfare changes are making things much harder and changes to housing benefit for young people will cause further problems.
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