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The London Youth Gateway is a partnership between New Horizon Youth CentreDepaul: Alone in LondonDepaul Nightstop, Shelter and LGBT Jigsaw, each established providers of services to homeless young people.

Funded by London Councils, the partnership combines the resources of a day centre, specialist youth homelessness advice services, emergency and longer term accommodation, a telephone advice line and LGBT+ service providers.

As such it offers precisely the kind of youth-focused, holistic and tailored advice and support services that young people need but often struggle to access – including the many who are ‘non-priority homeless’ but who urgently need help. Because of the partnership approach a young person can use different services across the London Youth Gateway depending on their specific needs and circumstances, no matter which one they access first.

London Youth Gateway Services

The London Youth Gateway offers 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.

For quarterly updates about the London Youth Gateway and its impact, please subscribe to our e-bulletin here.

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