LGBT Youth Homelessness (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2795
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The national LGBT youth homelessness charity, The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) launched a national scoping report on LGBT youth homelessness earlier this year, which identified that 24% of homeless youth identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans, with 77% of young people surveyed identifying parental rejection and/or abuse after coming out to their parents as the primary reason for their homelessness. Given AKT has seen a 160% growth in the need for their housing provision and three quarters of the young people they work with are in London; how do you propose to deal with this and work with local authorities to address the escalating issue of youth homelessness in our city?

Answer

Answer for LGBT Youth Homelessness (1)

Answer for LGBT Youth Homelessness (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Our commissioned services already work closely with Stonewall, the Albert Kennedy Trust and local authorities to address LGBT youth homelessness and will continue to do so.