LGBTQ+ young people are four times more likely to become homeless than their peers. 

Homelessness is challenging for anyone, but LGBTQ+ young people often have to cope with homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination as well as everything else. 

LGBTQ+ young people experience greater risk of psychological harm than non-LGBTQ+ people, are more likely to develop substance misuse problems, be exposed to sexual exploitation and experience greater difficulty obtaining safe shelter, staying in school, earning money and accessing social support and health services.  

Young people from across Wales were interviewed by their peers or trained researchers to gain a powerful insight into their experiences and demands for change. 

Alongside young people's experiences, our report also sets out the views of those working with homeless young people, in Wales and beyond, and what research from elsewhere tells us. It recommends a series of actions for Welsh Government, local authorities and service providers which can help us to end homelessness for LGBTQ+ young people in Wales. 

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End Youth Homelessness Cymru is funded by Sir Halley Stewart Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Welsh Government.