David Mann, Partner at TFT and Co-Founder of Freehold confirms, “sadly I have many friends who are estranged from their family due to their sexuality and have had a very tough time finding their way through life with many experiencing homelessness, and even having to becoming sex workers just to survive.
Several have subsequently committed suicide. Networks can be such a power for good, whether by creating a safe and supportive place for likeminded people to meet, being a friendly shoulder, educating and helping to transform the immediate world around us.
Our collective memberships can become a huge force for change and so we are proud members of Networks Against Homelessness.”
Scott Parsons, LandAid Trustee and newly appointed Co-Chair of Freehold agrees:
“Freehold is proud to support LandAid’s Networks Against Homelessness initiative. We recognise the stark inequalities in the youth homelessness landscape and use the power of our network to raise awareness and vital funds to support young LGBTQ+ people without anywhere to call home.
The money we raise for LandAid goes directly towards vital charity projects such as akt, who support young people into safe homes and employment, education or training, in order to provide these vulnerable young people with the support they need to live independently and reach their full potential.”