The Albert Kennedy Trust

One of the chartities we support is The Albert Kennedy Trust (Registered Charity Number 1093815).

They launched back in 1989 in Greater Manchester and have since expanded to work in London in 1996 and Newcastle in 2013.

The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) is a voluntary organisation and the first ever in the world to support LGBT young people experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environments to find safe homes, employment, education or training  and to celebrate their identities in order to improve their life outcomes.

AKT can help you to

  • Stay safe in a crisis 
  • Find emergency accommodation
  • Access specialist support 
  • Develop skills, identify and achieve life goals

They do this by offering:

  • Access to advice from one of their housing specialists
  • Connection to a mentor for one to one support 
  • Access to our emergency support pack or tenancy starter pack
  • Accommodation with a specially trained AKT carer
  • A place to stay in their Purple Door accommodation service 
  • A safe place with one of their many housing provider partners 
  • Access to life skills training, events and peer support networks 

The support is tailored to your own specific situation, so what they can do to help you will depend on your circumstances.

Sir Ian McKellen became a patron on the trust in 2007, joining existing patrons Julie Hesmondhaigh and Lord Alli. In 2013 they opened two Safe Houses as part of their Purple Door project.

You can find out more, donate, volunteer and find support at

The Albert Kennedy Trust is a company and charity registered in England and Wales. Registered Company number: 04494989 | Registered Charity number: 1093815. Registered office: The Albert Kennedy Trust, 48 Chocolate Studios, 7 Shepherdess Place, N1 7LJ.