Lukasz Konieczka has been working with young LGBT+ persons for the past fifteen years. He first started as a Mosaic Project manager for Brent Youth Services, but when budget cuts forced Local Authorities to close youth service, he was concerned about the continuity of care after looking at the LGBT+ provision that he could signpost young persons to and it soon became apparent that there was not much left in London. What has survived government cuts certainly wasn't sufficient to address the needs of young LGBT+ community.
Lukasz therefore decided to unite colleagues and fuelled by Mosaic members' enthusiasm co-founded Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre as a charity in 2016 the very same month that the Brent Council service was forced to close.
Mosaic carried on delivering services without a glitch throughout the transition into a charity with no funding or premises.
Lukasz says that passion for his work comes from his strong work ethos and background in social work, community development, psychology, youth work and social pedagogy which has helped him to form the organisation that aims to support, educate and inspire through the provision of the outstanding quality of care and service.
He moved to the UK from Poland to find a job that was closer to his values, but he says he found a calling. He is a TexSoho Speaker and lecturer at Imperial College London as well as Goldsmiths University. He volunteers as home visitor for Refugees at Home and is a chair of Greater London Youth Foundation.