- Asylum & Immigration
- Domestic Violence
- End of Life:
- Forced Marriage:
- Hate Crime
- Housing and Homelessness
- Legal Advice – e.g. Discrimination at Work
- LGBT Media:
- LGBTQ+ Organisations – Lancashire
- LGBTQ+ Organisations – Regional and National
- LGBTQ+ Parenting, Adoption & Fostering
- LGBTQ+ Sport
- Mental Health
- Older People
- Sexual Health and HIV / AIDS
- Substance Use
- Support after Suicide
- Young People
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
Lancashire Victim Services
Tel: 0300 323 0085 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.lancashirevictimservices.org. Secure E-mail: email@example.com
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.
GALOP – LGBT Domestic Violence national helpline
0800 999 5428 www.galop.org.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 https://www.consortium.lgbt/2020/02/19/national-lgbt-domestic-abuse-project/
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 www.birchalltrust.org.uk
LGBT+ History Month
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia
www.may17.org – World
End of Life:
Compassion in Dying
Hidayah (LGBT+ Muslims)
Imaan (LGBTQI Muslim Support)
Jewish LGBT+ Group
OneBodyOneFaith (formerly Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement)
Lancashire Constabulary web page:
True Vision – Police’s National Hate Crime Reporting website
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 websitewww.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.
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 https://www.akt.org.uk/contact
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 email@example.com
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.
Legal Advice – e.g. Discrimination at Work
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:
LGBTQ+ Organisations – Lancashire
Out In The Bay
LGBTQ+ Organisations – Regional and National
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
LGBTQ+ Parenting, Adoption & Fostering
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)
Pride Sports / Pride Games (Manchester)
Typhoons inclusive Rugby Union Football Club (Preston)
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
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
NHS Tips for coping with depression
Mind OUT – LGBTQ+ project based in Brighton and Hove
Rainbow Call Companions
A national charity called Reengage offers this telephone befriending service to LGBTQ+ people aged 75+.
Sexual Health and HIV / AIDS
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
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. https://www.facebook.com/Blackpool-Renaissance-Trans-Support-Group-194379587311631/ and http://www.gynwayblackpool.com/renaissance_transgender_forum.htm.
GIRES – Gender Identity Research & Education Society
- Leaflets for children of parents who are transitioning: https://www.gires.org.uk/explaining-to-children/
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, https://www.transhealthcareintel.com/
TransActual- a resource for trans people on trans related healthcare, and for those providing care in the health service to trans people. https://www.transactual.org.uk/
Curves Photography Studios (for photoshoots)
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. rcnq.co.uk and barberbelow.com.
Laser Hair Removal service (Bispham, Blackpool)
Makeover Girl – Reinvent Yourself:
An Image Consultancy specialising in Transgender Image & Style. Studio in Eccleston near Chorley. https://www.makeovergirl.co.uk/ Also on Facebook.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 07528767185 Instagram: @makeupbyworthers Facebook: @makeupbyworthers
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. (Jessica.Knapman@brook.org.uk)
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 POUTburnley@lancashire.gov.uk.
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 email@example.com.
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 gov.uk.
Bread – Preston’s LGBTQ+ Young People’s group (12-19)
Meets on Tuesday evenings. For further information please email PrestonTYS@lancashire.gov.uk.
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 POUT@lancashire.gov.uk
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
The Proud Trust
PAPYRUS UK (Prevention of Young Suicide)
Pace Yourself UK – information for young LGBT people and their families and friends