as part of our advice service we can support you to find safe accomodation see the Get Advice section for further information.
In addition to this we can assess you and support you into housing specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people such as:
We provide support in six shared housing projects across four London Boroughs to 41 young LGBT people who were homeless, living in unstable, unsafe or unsuitable accommodation, or in serious threat of becoming homeless. The accommodation we provide is exclusively supported housing for young single LGBT people.
Clients come from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and have a range of support needs including emotional and mental health difficulties, drug and alcohol abuse, and difficulties with budgeting and other independent living skills.
We provide our clients with homes they can finally feel safe and secure in, but it doesn’t end there. Our Supported Housing Officers provide each of our clients with the support and encouragement they need to express themselves and feel comfortable and confident in who they are. Together, clients and Supported Housing Officers develop a tailored and holistic support plan which is regularly reviewed to ensure they gain the independent living skills they need to set up their own home and achieve their ambitions.
Supported lodgings are set up in the homes of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, who have a spare room and the time and desire to care for a young person. The young person lives with the carers until he/she is ready to move on to a more independent lifestyle (such as supported housing). Young people stay in supported lodgings for anything between 6 months and 2 years. However placements can be shorter or longer depending on how much time the young person needs to become independent. Whilst in placement, the young person must be willing to accept the support of the carers and of the Trust to reach the goals that will help him/her reach the point where they feel confident enough to move on.
Supported lodgings are not just a place to crash, but a chance to live in a safe place whilst exploring new and exciting opportunities that will shape your life and help you move onto independent living.