Asylum and Immigration

UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group
http://www.uklgig.org.uk

Lesbian Immigration Support Group (in Manchester)
http://lesbianimmigrationsupportgroup.blogspot.co.uk/

Stuart Matthew Hanson – LGBT Asylum lawyer  – NB Stuart’s practice is now closed but he may be able to take on the odd case.
Telephone   07748 966211   or    Email  Stuart07748966211@gmail.com  

Watson Ramsbottom solicitors in Blackburn  (experienced in working with LGBT clients)
http://watsonramsbottom.com

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care
http://www.cruse.org.uk/

Bisexuality

BiPhoria social and support group in Manchester
http://www.biphoria.org.uk/

Disability

Disability Equality North-West
http://www.disability-equality.org.uk/

Regard – the national organisation for disabled lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people
facebook.com/groups/131451632773/?fref=ts

Domestic Violence

Galop – LGBT Domestic Violence national helpline
0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428

Opening Times:

10am – 8pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 5pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
1pm – 5pm Friday
(1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service).

For further information, please contact info@galop.org.uk

Lancashire Victim Services
Tel: 0300 323 0085     E-mail info@lancashirevictimservices.org
Website: www.lancashirevictimservices.org.   Secure E-mail: vcu.lancashire@victimsupport.cjsm.net
OPERATING TIMES FOR LANCASHIRE VICTIM SERVICES – DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES:  8am – 8pm Monday to Friday Out of hours support provided by Supportline. All enquires to Supportline that require 1-2-1 or further support will be referred to Lancashire Victims Services by the next working day.

Education

LGBT History Month
http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/

Schools Out
http://www.schools-out.org.uk/

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia
www.dayagainsthomophobia.org   –   World

End of Life:

Compassion in Dying
www.compassionindying.org.uk

Advance Decisions:
www.mydecisions.org.uk

Faith:

Liberty Church
www.libertychurchblackpool.org.uk

Hidayah (LGBT+ Muslims)
https://www.hidayahlgbt.co.uk

Imaan (LGBTQI Muslim Support)
www.imaan.org.uk

Jewish Gay and Lesbian group
www.jglg.org.uk

OneBodyOneFaith (formerly Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement)
www.onebodyonefaith.org.uk

Forced Marriage:

Lancashire Constabulary web page:
https://www.lancashire.police.uk/help-advice/personal-safety/forced-marriage-honour-based-violence-and-fgm/

Hate Crime

LGBT Hate Crime worker in Lancashire
email lgbthatecrime@druglinelancs.co.uk 

True Vision – Police’s National Hate Crime Reporting website
True Vision 

Lancashire Police – Hate Crime Reporting
https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/IncidentReports/Create

UK LGB&T Hate Crime Helpline
People across England, Scotland and Wales who have experienced, witnessed or know someone who is experiencing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Hate Crime can contact the LGB&T Hate Crime helpline on 0808 801 0661, or visit the website www.stophateuk.org,  for support and information. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; calls are free from landlines and most mobiles but they can always call you back if you want.

Intersex

Intersex UK
www.intersexuk.org

LGB&T Media:

Diva
www.divamag.co.uk

Gay Times
www.gaytimes.co.uk

Pink News
www.pinknews.co.uk

Attitude
www.attitude.co.uk

The Gay UK
www.thegayuk.com

LGB&T Organisations – Lancashire

Out In The Bay
www.facebook.com/groups/104688999589887/

Blackpool Pride Festival
www.blackpoolpridefestival.co.uk

Horizon project – Blackpool LGB&T Community Development Workers

https://www.facebook.com/HorizonLGBT/
Email: Leah Emerson or Anthony West Mobile: 07875 355390

Preston Pride
https://www.facebook.com/prestonpride/

LGB&T Organisations – Regional and National

LGBT  Foundation
https://lgbt.foundation/

Stonewall UK
www.stonewall.org.uk

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
http://switchboard.lgbt/

Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group
www.uklgig.org.uk

LGB&T Parenting, Adoption & Fostering

Proud 2B Parents (LGBT Parents’ group)
www.proud2BParents.co.uk

and www.facebook.com/Proud2bParents

Lancashire County Council – Fostering
www.lancashire.gov.uk/fostering

Lancashire County Council – Adoption
www.lancashire.gov.uk/adoption

The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT)
Rob and Bob’s story

Parallel Parents (fostering organisation)
www.StartFostering.com

Adoption Now

www.adoptionnow.org.uk

LGB&T Sport

Pride Sports / Pride Games (Manchester)
www.pridesports.org.uk

Blackpool Roller Derby league
https://www.facebook.com/blackpoolrollerderby

Mental Health

Lancashire Care Mental Health Access Line

Tel 111 – North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) will triage and transfer relevant calls.

Lancashire Counselling Services
http://www.lancashirecounselling.com/

Chi Ko Counselling
http://www.counsellingtherapyinlancashire.co.uk/

Child Action North West
http://www.canw.org.uk. Can provide counselling for children and young people up to age 19 with sexual orientation or gender identity issues, provided the child is resident in, or goes to a school in, the Lancashire County Council area (i.e. excluding the unitary authorities of Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen).

Minds Matter talking therapies
https://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Mindsmatter

LGBT Foundation mental health and well being information and advice:
http://lgbt.foundation/information-advice/mental-health/

NHS Tips for coping with depression
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/dealing-with-depression.aspx

Mind OUT – LGBT project based in Brighton and Hove
www.mindout.org.uk

Older People

Blackpool LGB&T Community Development Worker
Email: Leah Emerson or Anthony West  Mobile: 07875 355390

Older & Out (Age Concern Central Lancashire)
http://www.55plus.org.uk/ageconcern/services/older-and-out

Sexual Health and HIV / AIDS

Renaissance at Drugline Lancashire
Healthier Living project – a free & confidential service providing support for those living with and affected by HIV in Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen
http://www.druglinelancs.co.uk/

M2M Sexual Health Clinic – for men who have sex with men.  Tuesdays 5.30 – 8.00pm at Horizon.
http://www.druglinelancs.co.uk/sexual-health/

Blackpool Sexual Health Services
http://blackpoolccg.nhs.uk/local-services/sexual-health-services/

Terrence Higgins Trust:
www.tht.org.uk

AVERT
www.avert.org

My HIV
www.myhiv.org.uk

Substance Use

Addaction
http://www.addaction.org.uk/

Young Addaction – Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Services
http://www.addaction.org.uk/help-and-support/young-persons-services

Discover – Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services
https://www.gmw.nhs.uk/discover/

Renaissance at Drugline – Lancashire
www.druglinelancs.co.uk   or  https://www.facebook.com/renaissancedll

Trans

Renaissance Transgender Support Group
http://www.gynwayblackpool.com/renaissance_transgender_forum.htm

Blackpool LGB&T Community Development Worker
Email: awest@druglinelancs.co.uk  Mobile: 07875 355390

Arms Out
Arms Out is a support network for parents of young people who identify as Transgender (including non-binary). Based in the Chorley area but open to parents from all over Lancashire. Contact Lancashire LGBT to be put in touch with the parents who facilitate the network.

Makeup Lessons:
Private Makeup Lessons for Trans Individuals, from NicolaJane
www.nicolajane-makeupartist.com/makeup-lessons/

UK Trans Info – a national charity focused on improving the lives of trans and non-binary people in the UK
http://uktrans.info

TransWirral
www.transwirral.btik.com

Gendered Intelligence
www.genderedintelligence.co.uk

GIRES – Gender Identity Research & Education Society
http://www.gires.org.uk/

Sparkle
www.sparkle.org.uk

Trans* masculine support and advice
http://tmsauk.org

The Beaumont Society
www.beaumontsociety.org.uk

Depend – support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK
www.depend.org.uk

Mermaids – support for parents of trans children
www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

Transgender general health
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Transhealth/Pages/Transhealthhome.aspx

Trans Media Watch – a charity dedicated to improving media coverage of trans and intersex issues
www.transmediawatch.org

Young People

Lancashire Young Peoples’ Service  (LGBT  groups or 1-2-1 support  in Leyland and Lancaster)
http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/youthzone/things-to-do/groups/lgbt/

Work It Out (Brook LGBT young people’s groups covering  Blackburn,  Burnley and Hyndburn)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/LGBT-Brook-Work-it-Out/169083429895933?sk=info

UR Potential (LGB&T young people’s groups in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre)
http://urpotential.co.uk/cms/groups/
As well as the weekly young people’s groups, UR Potential also run monthly parents’ support groups in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

Albert Kennedy Trust – Digital Mentoring with “inter-AKT”

A safe and non-judgemental space for young people 16-25 years old who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation to access support.
https://www.akt.org.uk/mentors

Manchester Parents’ Group

Helpline: 0845 652 2674
Email: manchesterparentsgroup@gmail.com
Website: www.manpg.co.uk

The Proud Trust
www.theproudtrust.org

PAPYRUS UK (Prevention of Young Suicide)
www.papyrus-uk.org

Pace Yourself UK – information for young LGB and T people and their families and friends
www.paceyourselfuk.weebly.com