For Individuals

LGBTQ+ Services

Asylum & Immigration

Red Cross Preston asylum seeker drop-in –
10:00am-13:30pm every Thursday (arrive before 10am):
St Cuthbert Church Centre (Douglas Hall)
Lytham Road, Fulwood, Preston  PR2 3AR.

Rainbow Migration   (formerly the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group)

Lesbian Immigration Support Group (in Manchester)

African Rainbow Family (supports LGBTQ+ refugees and asylums seekers)  

Watson Ramsbottom solicitors in Blackburn  (experienced in working with LGBT clients)


Cruse Bereavement Care


BiPhoria social and support group in Manchester


Disability Equality North-West

Regard – the national organisation for disabled lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people

Domestic Violence

Lancashire Victim Services
Tel: 0300 323 0085     E-mail
Website:   Secure E-mail:
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.

Be Free – PAC (Positive Action in the Community)

A domestic abuse service which supports victims or witnesses of domestic abuse in the Pendle and Rossendale area. Be Free provides 1-1 support, safety planning, increasing safety at home, finding refuge, group work and counselling support for those over 16. Also, in Pendle,  a children’s services team which provides the same support as above to children and young people aged 4-18.

Helpline 01282 726000

GALOP – LGBT Domestic Violence national helpline
0800 999 5428
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

Loving Me – Support for Trans and Non-Binary victims of Domestic Abuse or Sexual Violence
Helpline number: 07902 478958

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Project

This project aims to improve the infrastructure and support for reporting of LGBT+ domestic abuse as well as making it easier for LGBT+ people to seek help when they need it.
The project has an extensive website at

The Birchall Trust

The Birchall Trust offers counselling and support to survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexualised violence. They offer counselling to ages 4 years and above (children, young people and adults). They also offer pre-trial counselling too. Their website is


LGBT+ History Month

Schools Out

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia   –   World

End of Life:

Compassion in Dying

Advance Decisions:


Liberty Church

Hidayah (LGBT+ Muslims)

Imaan (LGBTQI Muslim Support)

Jewish LGBT+ Group

OneBodyOneFaith (formerly Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement)

Forced Marriage:

Lancashire Constabulary web page:

Hate Crime

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

Lancashire Police – Hate Crime Reporting

UK LGBT 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 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.

Housing and Homelessness

Albert Kennedy Trust is a LGBTQ+ charity that supports young people 16-25 who are struggling with housing and homelessness. You can contact them via this page

Foxton Centre Foxton Centre runs a homeless day centre which is located on Fox Street, Preston (in the basement of the Central Methodist Church in the City Centre). This is open 09:00-17:00. Here you can find help with finding temporary and permanent accommodation. To contact the Foxton Centre call 01772 555925, or email

Stonewall Housing run a free housing-related advice helpline for all LGBTQ+ people, this is open everyday 10:00-13:00. Call 0800 6404 404.


Intersex UK

Stephensons law firm – head office in Wigan – advice to individuals and employees on matters of discrimination, nationally.

Harrison Drury solicitors – branches in Preston, Garstang, Clitheroe, Lancaster and Kendal

Probate guide and things to do when someone passes away:
Probate guide

LGBT Media:


Gay Times

Pink News


LGBTQ+ Organisations – Lancashire

Out In The Bay

Blackpool Pride

Horizon LGBTQ+ project

Preston Pride

LGBTQ+ Organisations – Regional and National

LGBT  Foundation

Stonewall UK

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Rainbow Migration

LGBT Humanists

LGBTQ+ Parenting, Adoption & Fostering

Proud 2B Parents (LGBT Parents’ group)

Lancashire County Council – Fostering

Adoption Lancashire and Blackpool 

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

Parallel Parents (fostering organisation)

Two Daddies  (support re surrogacy for Intended Parents)

Adoption Now

LGBTQ+ Sport

Pride Sports / Pride Games (Manchester)

Typhoons inclusive Rugby Union Football Club (Preston)

Mental Health

Lancashire Care Mental Health Access Line
Tel 111 – North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) will triage and transfer relevant calls.

Steph Cole counsellor

Steph works with young people as well as adults.

Chi Ko Psychosexual Therapist

Child Action North West 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

NHS Tips for coping with depression

Mind OUT – LGBTQ+ project based in Brighton and Hove

Older People

Rainbow Call Companions
A national charity called Reengage offers this telephone befriending service to LGBTQ+ people aged 75+.

Sexual Health and HIV / AIDS

Renaissance UK
Healthier Living project – a free & confidential service providing support for those living with and affected by HIV in Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen

M2M Sexual Health Clinic – for men who have sex with men.  Tuesdays 5.30 – 8.00pm at Horizon in Blackpool.

Horizon is a LGBTQ+ alcohol, drugs and sexual health support organisation based in Blackpool which runs sexual health clinics for LGBTQ+ people and offer free sexual health kits. To contact them call 01253 311431

Blackpool and Lancashire Sexual Health Services

Terrence Higgins Trust:

AVERT – Facts about Sexual Health and HIV

Living Well with HIV

Substance Use

We Are With You – (formerly Addaction)

Support after Suicide

AMPARO – provides emotional and practical support for anyone affected by suicide.


Mermaids – support for families with trans or non-binary children

Renaissance Trans Support Group at The Gynway Guesthouse, Blackpool.   2 meetings/socials a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.  and

Gendered Intelligence

GIRES – Gender Identity Research & Education Society


Trans* masculine support and advice

The Beaumont Society

Depend – support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK

Transgender – NHS Gender Dysphoria Clinics

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

Trans Health Intel- a resource for trans people looking for trans-friendly gp surgeries in the UK,

TransActual- a resource for trans people on trans related healthcare, and for those providing care in the health service to trans people.

Curves Photography Studios (for photoshoots)

1 Craven Court, Altrincham WA14 5DY,
Tel. 0161 274 9084   Email:

LGBT-inclusive Barber’s Shop

Roy’s, 129 Red Bank Road, Bispham, Blackpool FY2 9HZ.
Tel. 01253 356621.   See Facebook link.

RCNQ hair salon, Manchester

Located in Manchester’s  Northern Quarter, specialising in gender-neutral hair services, trans and non binary services. An LGBTQIA+ owned space. Also featuring Barber Below, their gender neutral barbering space. and

Laser Hair Removal service (Bispham, Blackpool)

Makeover Girl – Reinvent Yourself:

An Image Consultancy specialising in Transgender Image & Style. Studio in Eccleston near Chorley.    Also on Facebook.

Makeup Lessons:
Private Makeup Lessons for Trans Individuals, from NicolaJane

Makeup/Makeover service (Preston area) – Kate Worthington

Private service for cross-dressers (male to female) and anyone who is either going through transition or transgender (male to female).
Email: Telephone: 07528767185 Instagram: @makeupbyworthers Facebook: @makeupbyworthers

Young People

Lancashire County Council Children & Family Wellbeing Service  (LGBT  groups and 1-2-1 support  in Burnley, Leyland and Lancaster)

Work It Out (LGBT young people’s group covering  Blackburn,  Burnley and Hyndburn)
Email Jessica Knapman for information.  (

UR Potential (LGBT young people’s groups in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre)
As well as the weekly young people’s groups, UR Potential also run monthly parents’ support groups in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

POUT Burnley LGBT+ Young People’s group
LGBT youth group for young people aged 12-19. run by Lancashire County Council’s Children & Family Wellbeing Service. Email

Chorley LGBT+ Young People’s group
LGBT youth group for young people aged 11 (at high school) – 17 years.  Held at Inspire Youth Zone, Chorley and it is by invitation only, on a Sunday evening.  Any young people visiting would have to be signed up members of the youth zone.  Contact:  email

POUT Pendle LGBT+ Young People’s group
LGBT youth group for young people aged 12-19. Run by Lancashire County Council’s Children & Family Wellbeing Service in Nelson. Email POUTpendle@lancashire

Bread – Preston’s LGBTQ+ Young People’s group (12-19)
Meets on Tuesday evenings. For further information please email

POUT South Ribble LGBT+ Young people’s group
LGBT youth group for young people aged 12-19. Run by Lancashire County Council’s Children & Family Wellbeing Service in Leyland. Email

AKT – 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.

Manchester Parents’ Group

Helpline: 0845 652 2674

The Proud Trust

PAPYRUS UK (Prevention of Young Suicide)

Pace Yourself UK – information for young LGBT people and their families and friends