Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people are around four times more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBT people. Over the last three years LGBT Jigsaw has provided information, advice and support to over a thousand LGBT young people online, in person and through community outreach.
Over the past year homelessness amongst young people has risen by 15% and rough sleeping has risen by 20%. The work of LGBT Jigsaw is more vital than ever.
LGBT Jigsaw helps over 100 LGBT young people a year escape domestic violence, rough sleeping, homophobic / biphobic / transphobic abuse or other difficult situations into safe accommodation and supportive environments.
As well as working with young people who are already homeless LGBT Jigsaw works with hundreds of other young people to provide a route into services such as mentoring, youth groups and one-to-one support. This means we can deal with the issues sooner and help to prevent LGBT young people becoming homeless.
This work has been funded through London Councils and available to all LGBT young people across London who are homeless or having a housing crisis. London Councils are now considering the future of this funding and we need you to help us save it.
If you feel that this work, which helps homeless LGBT young people, should be protected it is really important you make your voice heard.
Please complete London Councils online survey. Here is the link to the survey
The deadline is 5.00pm on Friday 23rd March 2011.