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The London Youth Gateway offers a collaborative and innovative single pathway approach to young people from every borough to prevent youth homelessness. It provides young people from protected characteristic groups access to the services they need to secure accommodation and sustain tenancies.

Funded by London Councils, the London Youth Gateway is a partnership between New Horizon Youth Centre, Alone in London, Depaul UK and Stonewall Housing, each established providers of services to young homeless people.

London Youth Gateway Services

The London Youth Gateway brings together current networks to deliver effective services. This new working partnership combines the resources of a day centre, specialist advice services, emergency accommodation and an LGBT service provider. The London Youth Gateway can therefore offer holistic support to young people in housing need, covering:

  • Accommodation advice and support
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Education, training and employment
  • Emotional and physical well-being

 

For further details, including specific services offered and referral procedures, please see the information of each of the London Youth Gateway partners.

Working with the London boroughs and schools

The London Youth Gateway aims to work together with all London boroughs to identify and address the needs of young people who are homeless and/or at risk. As a pan-London service, we are keen to profile the support available, via e.g. Housing Options Service team meetings, YOTs, Integrated Youth Services.

For any inquiries about borough liaison, please contact the London Youth Gateway Coordinator via lyg@nhyouthcentre.org.uk or 020 7388 5560.

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