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LGBT Resources in the North West of England

Support Groups, Agencies and Clinics listed by town.

Please e-mail me if you have any corrections or additions.

Barrow In Furness | Blackburn | Blackpool | Bolton | Burnley | Bury | Carlisle | Chester | Chorley | Crewe | Kendal | Lancaster | Liverpool | Macclesfield | Manchester | Morecambe | Northwich | Oldham | Ormskirk | Preston | Rochdale | Runcorn | Salford | Skelmersdale | Southport | Staffordshire | St Helens | Stockport | Tameside | Trafford | Warrington | Wigan | Wirral | Workington

Other Useful Phone Numbers

Barrow In Furness

Clinics

Furness General Hospital
Dalton Lane
Tel: 01229 822760

Support Groups

Furness LGBT Forum
c/o Wendy Phizacklea
Tel: 01229 8364236 or 07742 353520

Jigsaw
Tel: Wendy or Nikki on 01229 836426 or 07742 353520
E-mail: wendyphizacklea@youngcumbria.org.uk
18+ LGBT social group, meets the last Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm in the Railway pub.

Paygal
Tel: Wendy or Nikki on 01229 836426 or 07742 353520
E-mail: wendyphizacklea@youngcumbria.org.uk
LGBT youth club run by Young Cumbria for young people aged 13-17 years every Tuesday 7pm - 10pm at the Funky Monkey on Suffolk Street, Barrow in Furness.

Blackburn

Clinics

Sexual Health Centre
Blackburn Royal Infirmary
Bolton Road
Tel: 01254 687304

Support Groups

Lancashire Friend - Closing in March 2008
Tel: 0800 0520151
Web site: www.lancashirefriend.org.uk
LGB Switchboard

Blackpool

Agencies

Body Positive Blackpool
23 South King Street
Tel: 01253 296887

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Victoria Hospital
Whinney Heys Road
Tel: 01253 306926

HIV Nursing Team
18a Queen Street
Blackpool
Tel: 01253 296887

Support Groups

Blackpool HEAL
Tel: 01253 290052
Info & help on HIV

Lancashire Lads
E-mail: lancashirelads-owner@yahoogroups.co.uk
Web site: Lancashire Lads
A FTM social and support group for those in the Lancashire and surrounding area.

Project 102
Project 102
Dickson Road
A new informal forum for Trans men and women. Meets at 8pm on the third Thursday of every month

Renaissance
E-mail: suzanne@renaissanceblackpool.org
Transgender Social Group. Meets twice monthly in the North Shore area, FTMs very welcome.

Young Gay Men's Project
Tel: 01253 476575

Bolton

Agencies

Bolton Gay & Bisexual Group Support Service
Bolton PCT
Tel: Howard on 01204 387442/07795 017886

Clinics

Bolton Centre for Sexual Health
Minerva Road, Farnworth
Tel: 01204 390771

Support Groups

Gay & Bisexual Men's Group
Tel: 01204 387442
Mondays 7 - 9pm

Under 25 Gay & Bisexual Group
Tel: 01204 387442
Wednesdays 6 - 8pm

Burnley

Support Groups

Quaker L&G Fellowship North West Group
16 Newfield Drive
Nelson
Tel: 01282 605724

Bury

Clinics

The Barlow Suite Clinic
Fairfield Hospital

Tel: 0161 778 2800

Carlisle

Agencies

Lesbian & Gay Health Project
Tel: 01228 603075
includes Helpline

Clinics

Cumberland Infirmary
Newton Road
Tel: 01228 814814

Social Groups

Carlisle Men's Group for over 25's
Tel: 01228 603075

Young LGBQ Group (Under 19)
Tel: Pete on 01228 596272 or 07743 266317

Chester

Agencies

Health Development Team
Tel: 01244 650534 or 07747 631021
LGBT Equalities and Diversity

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Countess of Chester Hospital
Liverpool Road
Tel: 01244 363091

Support Groups

Chester Icebreakers
Quaker Meeting House
Union Walk
Frodsham Street
Tel: 01244 682574

Chester Lobbying Group
LGBT-Equality Alliance Forum
PO Box 3134
Chester
CH1 5ZS

Chorley

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Chorley & South Ribble District General Hospital
Preston Road
Tel: 01257 245162

Support Groups

POUT!
Tel: John or Helen on 0800 783 1524
E-mail: pout99@hotmail.com
A confidential support service and helpline for LGBT young people up to age 25

Project Oscar
Tel: 0800 7831524
E-mail: project-oscar@chorley-pct.nhs.uk
LGBT information and support

Crewe

Agencies

BP Cheshire & North Wales
PO Box 321
Crewe
Tel: 01270 653150

CASH Project
Tel: 01270 653156
Free condoms and lube, 1-2-1 sessions

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Leighton Hospital
Middlewich
Tel: 01270 212019

Support Groups

The Loft
Tel: 01270 653156
Gay and Bisexual men's drop in

Outset
Tel: 01270 584492
Young LGB group up to 25 years

UTOPIA
Tel: 01270 323330
LGB Youth Group

Kendal

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Westmoreland General Hospital
Burton Road
Tel: 01539 792517

Support Groups

Cumbrian Lesbian Network (CLN)
E-mail: clnetwork@sky.com
A social group for all lesbians in Cumbria & surrounding areas; the group meets for a variety of events i.e. meals, theatre trips, walks and also produces a monthly newsletter.

Cumbria Societies
Bewery Arts Centre
c/o Switchboard
Tel: 10524 847437

Lancaster

Clinics

Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Ashton Community Care Centre
Pointer Court
Tel: 01524 387402

Support Groups

Lancashire Lads
E-mail: lancashirelads-owner@yahoogroups.co.uk
Web site: Lancashire Lads
A FTM social and support group for those in the Lancashire and surrounding area.

Lesbian & Gay Switchboard
Tel: 01524 847437
Thursday and Friday 7 - 9pm

PYRO (Proud Youth Are Out)
Tel: 07717 301821

Liverpool

Agencies

The Armistead Project
Musker Buildings
1 Stanley Street
Tel: 0151 2271893

Lesbianline Merseyside
Tel: 0151 708 0234
Thursdays 7 - 10pm

Sahir House
PO Box 11
Liverpool
Tel: 0151 708 9080

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Royal Liverpool Hospital
Prescot Street
Tel: 0151 706 2620

Support Groups

AIDS Helpline
PO Box 11
Liverpool
Tel: 0151 709 9000

Gays Out with Learning Difficulties (GOLD)
Tel: 0870 9908996

Hope LGBT
Derwent House
Taggart Avenue
Childwall
Tel: 0151 2913651

Lesbian & Bi Young Women
Tel: 0151 709 6660
Info Line: 0845 2996174

Liverpool Gay Professional Dining Club
Tel: 0151 2807842
Meets second Saturday of the month

Liverpool Students Union LBG Society
Tel: 0151 2314947

Liverpool University Guild of Students
Tel: 0151 7944165
E-mail: liverpoollgbt@yahoo.co.uk

Merseyside L&G Community Forum
c/o News From Nowhere
96 Bold Street
Tel: 07970 680483

Parents and Carers Group
Tel: 0870 9908996

Queer Notions
Musker Buildings
1 Stanley Street
Tel: 0151 227 9977
E-mail: queernotions@hotmail.com

Young Gay Sefton
Tel: 0151 3308996

Macclesfield

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Macclesfield District General Hospital
Victoria Road
Tel: 01695 661463

Support Groups

CORE
Tel: 01270 653156
Gay & Bisexual Men's Group

Outpost
Tel: 01270 653156
LGB Youth Group

Manchester

Agencies

42nd Street
Tel: 0161 832 0170
Free advice for young LGBs

Albert Kennedy Trust
c/o LGF
Unity House
15 Pritchard Street
Tel: 0161 228 3308

Barnardo's Health Through Action Progress Centre
Charlton Place
Ardwick Green
Tel: 0161 273 2901

Black Health Agency
464 Chester Road
Stetford
Tel: 0845 4504247
AIDS Helpline: 0800 0967500

Body Positive North West
Lawrence House
City Road
Tel: 0161 873 8100

Community Alcohol Team
50 Blackwin Street
Gorton
0161 230 6382

Community Arts North West
Green Fish Resource Centre
46-50 Oldham Street
Tel: 0161 234 2975
E-mail: info@can.uk.com

George House Trust
77 Ardwick Green North
Tel: 0161 274 4499

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation
Unity House
15 Pritchard Street
Tel: 0845 3 30 30 30
Minicom: 0161 235 8005 (for those who are hearing impaired)
Also available on Facebook at Friends of the LGF group
LGF Banner

The Lesbian Community Project
49-51 Sidney Street
Tel: 0161 273 7128

Lifeline
101-104 Oldham Street
Tel: 0161 839 2054

Manchester Information Centre
Town Hall
Tel: 0161 234 3157

Manchester Smoking Cessation
Tel: 0161 205 5998

Pankhurst Centre
60-62 Nelson Street
Chorlton-on-Medlock
Tel: 0161 273 5673

Peer Support Project
PO Box 153
Manchester
M60 1LP
Tel: 0161 274 4664

St Mary's Centre (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
Hathersage Road
Tel: 0161 276 6515

The Village Citizens Advice Bureau
Tel: 0161 834 2005
E-mail: advice@thevillage.org.uk

Clinics

Brook Advisory
York Street
Tel: 0161 237 3001

The Clinic @ the LGF
Tel: Peter on 0161 235 8025
Thursdays 7 - 10pm

Jarman Clinic
Withington Hospital
Didsbury
Tel: 0161 611 4939

Manchester Clinic for Sexual Health
Oxford Road
Tel: 0161 276 5200

North Manchester GUM
Delauneys Road
Crumpsall
Tel: 0161 720 2681

Support Groups

40+ Gay Men's Group
Tel: 0161 235 8000
From the LGF

Affirmation UK
Tel: 07746 006543
Web site: www.affirmation.org

As Good As You 2
Tel: Iain 07790 494636
LGBTs with learning difficulties

BiPhoria
Tel: 07941 811 124
Web site: www.biphoria.org.uk

CAFFMOS
Tel: 07759 815312
Older gay men's group, meets last Sunday of the month at Rembrandt

Icebreakers
Tel: 0161 235 8000
Gay and bisexual men's group from the LGF

Inner Enigma
Tel: 0845 838 1264
Web site: www.innerenigma.org.uk
E-mail: info@innerenigma.org.uk
A social/self-help group for transsexuals. Meets at the Taurus Bar in Canal Street in Central Manchester at 7:30pm on every third Tuesday of each month. Check the website for further details.

Lesbian & Gay Youth Manchester
Tel: 0161 273 7838
E-mail: info@lgym.org.uk

Let's Do Lunch
Tel: 07813 083242
E-mail paulad650@aol.com
Lesbian diners club meets bi-monthly on Sundays

LGF Helpline
Tel: 0161 235 8000
Seven days a week, 6 - 10pm, automated service outside those hours

Long Yang Club Manchester
E-mail: manchester@longyangclub.org
Web site: www.longyangclub.org.uk/manchester
Gay Asians and their western friends

Manchester Christian Group
Tel: 07743 476191

Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus
Tel: 07944 056047
E-mail: info@mlgc.co.uk

Manchester Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Asylum Group
Tel: Daniel 07816 9922178

Manchester Parents Group
Box 102
LGF
15 Pritchard Street
Tel: Nicki 01565 733891

Married Men's Group
Tel: 0161 235 8000
From the LGF

MMU LGB Society
Tel: Ellie, Lesbian Rights Officer - 0161 247 6487
or James, Gay Rights Officer - 0161 247 6437

Northern Concord
PO Box 258
Manchester
M60 1LN
E-mail: jennyb@northernconcord.org.uk
Started in 1986, a self help and social organisation for cross-dressers, transvestites, transsexuals and their wives or partners. Meets at the Piano Bar on the first floor of the Hollywood Showbar, Bloom Street 7.30pm till late, every Wednesday night 52 weeks a year.

Queer Youth Manchester
E-mail: Nadine Culshaw, Co-ordinator manchester@queeryouth.org.uk

Rainbow Families
c/o LCP
Tel: 0161 273 7128

RANG Project
Tel: 07931 252874
E-mail: rangmanchester@hotmail.com
Support for Asian LBGs

SAPNAY
Tel: 07811 107306
E-mail: sapnay@hotmail.com
Support for Asian LBGs

Sapphos
Tel: 0161 235 8000
Older Lesbian group from the LGF

SM Dykes Manchester
Web site: www.SMDykes.org.uk/

Stepping Stones
Tel: 0161 235 8000
Lesbians and bisexual women's group from the LGF

Triangle Club
E-mail: triangle_club@hotmail.com
Group for deaf LGBs

VADA Theatre Company
PO Box 92
Manchester
Tel: 0161 881 0886

Victim Support
Tel: 0161 490 8330

Youthline
Tel: 0161 273 7190
Tuesdays 6.30 - 9.30pm and Saturdays 12 - 3pm

Sports & Activity Groups

Village Manchester Badminton
E-mail: badminton@team-manchester.com

Basketball Group
Tel: 07789 276 715
Meets on Saturdays

Beavers
E-mail: beavers@team-manchester.com
Women's football team

Five Sails Water Polo
Tel: 07789 276715
Learn and train for competition

LGB Outdoor Club
Web site: goc.bi.org

Northern Wave Swimming Club
Tel: 0161 872 1990
E-mail: northernwave@btopenworld.com

Out on Sunday
Tel: 0161 865 3593
E-mail: outonsunday@team-manchester.com
Walking group

Stingers
E-mail: stingers@team-manchester.com
Women's football team

Village Spartans
Web site: www.villagespartan.co.uk
Rugby Club

Village Manchester FC
Web site: www.vmfc.co.uk

Morecambe

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Queen Victoria Centre
Thorton Road
Tel: 01524 405705

Northwich

Support Groups

Mid Cheshire Gay Men's Social Group
Tel: 01606 781952
Meets third Tuesday of the month

Oldham

Clinics

The Phoenix Sexual Health Centre
Royal Oldham Hospital
Oldham
Tel: 0161 627 8394

Royal Oldham Hospital
Rochale Road
Tel: 0161 627 8398

Support Groups

Out in Oldham
Tel: 07780 910725
Young LGB group

Ormskirk

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Ormskirk & District General Hospital
Wigan Road
Ormskirk
Tel: 01695 571043

Preston

Agencies

The Navajo Project
E-mail: webmaster@navajo.org.uk
Web Site: www.navajo.org.uk
Charter for LGBT friendly organisations in North West Lancashire

Preston HIV Support Team
PO Box 515
Preston
PR1 8XP
Tel: 01772 468170
E-mail: phivst@aol.com

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane
Tel: 01772 522814

Support Groups

Family & Partners Support Group
PO Box 72
Preston
PR5 1PH
Tel: 01772 621111

Preston Lesbian Group
Womens Centre
18 New Hall Lane
Tel: 01772 702397

Saffy's Lesbian Social Group
Tel: 07919 679371
Meets second Thursday of the month

Talkwize
Tel: 01772 257600
Young Lesbian and Gay Support Group

University of Central Lancashire LGBT Society
E-mail: enquires@cantthinkstraight.co.uk
Web site: www.cantthinkstraight.co.uk
Meets on Thursdays, 8.30pm upstairs at Roper Hall

Rochdale

Clinics

Baillie Street Health Centre
Tel: 01706 517655

Crisis Intervention Team
Tel: 01706 517613
Support for young people who have concerns about sexual health

Sexual Health & HIV Unit
Tel: 01706 517610

Runcorn

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Halton General Hospital
Hospital Way
Runcorn
Tel: 01928 753217

Salford

Agencies

Brook Advisory
55 Regent Street
Eccles
Tel: 0161 707 9550

Clinics

Salford Sexual Health Centre
Hope Hospital
Eccles Old Road
Tel: 0161 787 4464

Skelmersdale

Agencies

Health Education Aids Laison (HEAL)
Tel: 01695 720044
Helpline: 0845 6000184

Southport

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Southport & Formby District General Hospital
Town Lane
Kew
Tel: 01704 5133303

Support Groups

Men's Group
Tel: 0870 9908996

Southport Gay Infoline
Tel: 01704 543612

Regen
E-mail: jake@supanet.com
A group founded by a transsexual for transsexuals. Opportunities to talk, meet people of your own age, enjoy trips out, get help and advice from other members.

Staffordshire

Support Groups

Married Men's Group
Tel: 01543 411413
E-mail: andrew@mesmen.co.uk
Meets second Wednesday of the month

South Staffordshire MESMEN Project
PO Box 3919
Lichfield
Tel: 01543 411 413

SPACE LGBT Youth Group (16 - 21)
Tel: 01543 419002
E-mail: youth@mesmen.co.uk

Staffordshire Buddies
PO Box 474
Hanley
Stoke on Trent
Tel: 01782 201251

Tamworth/Stafford/Lichfield Social Groups
Tel: 01543 411413
E-mail: andrew@mesmen.co.uk

TV/TS Group
Tel: 01543 411413
E-mail: andrew@mesmen.co.uk

St Helens

Agencies

St Helens & Knowsley Pride Project (LGB Helpline)
PO Box 135
St Helens
Tel: 01744 454823
Mon/Wed 7 - 9pm

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
St Helen's Hospital
Marshallcross Road
St Helens
Tel: 01744 456383

Support Groups

Stockport

Agencies

Community HIV Nurse Specialist
Tel: 07879 628918

Stockport Centre for Health Promotion
Regent House
Heaton Lane
Tel: 0161 42605091

Social Service HIV Team
Adults Tel: 0161 419 5569
Children & Young People Tel: 0161 474 4709

Clinics

Clinic
Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove
Tel: 0161 419 5370

NHS Walk In Centre
Manchester International Airport
Terminal 1
Tel: 0161 489 2109

Support Groups

The Base
Tel: 0161 476 1338
E-mail: thebase@stockport.gov.uk
LGB Youth Project for people up to the age of 25 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning or exploring their sexuality. The project meets Wednesday and Thursday evenings 7-9.30pm in Stockport.

HIV Support Group
Tel: 0161 477 4096
For HIV+ people and their partners/carers

PLUS (People Like Us)
Tel: 07717 038868
E-mail: info@stockportplus.org
Website: www.stockportplus.org
LGBT Social Support Group. Meets second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at the Arden Arms.

Stockport Central Youth
Tel: 0161 480 9600

Tameside

Clinics

Crickets Lane Clinic (GUM)
Crickets Lane
Ashton-under-Lyne
Tel: 0161 339 2222

Support Groups

Hyde Out
c/o Crickets Lane Health Centre
Crickets Lane
Ashton-under-Lyne
Tel: 0161 343 0319

Trafford

Agencies

Relate
346 Chester Road
Old Trafford
Tel: 0161 872 0303

Clinics

The Trafford Centre for Sexual Health
Trafford General Hospital
Moorside Road
Urmston
Tel: 0161 746 2621

Support Groups

No Attitude
Tel: 0161 912 2453
LGB Youth Group

Warrington

Agencies

1806 Group/Warrington Initiative for Sexual Health
11 Palmyra Square South
Tel: 01925 241994

Gay Healthy Alliance Project (GHAP)
PO Box 539
Warrington
WA1 1FW
Tel: 01925 633053

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Lovely Lane
Tel: 01925 662476

Support Groups

Gay & Lesbian Youth Support Services Project (GLYSS)
Tel: 01925 633053

Wigan

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
Wigan Lane
Tel: 01942 822277

Support Groups

The B-yoU Project
Tel: 01942 203363
LGB Youth Project

Wigan Pride (WISK)
Tel: 01942 242999
Web site: www.wiganpride.cjb.net

Women Out in Wigan
PO Box 287
Wigan
Tel: 07812 517543

Wirral

Agencies

The Jigsaw Centre
PO Box 242
Birkenhead
Wirral
Tel: 0151 649 8128

We're Out in Wirral (WOW)
Tel: 0151 649 8128
For lesbians, gay men and bisexuals

Clinics

Sexual Health Clinic
Arrowe Park Road
Birkenhead
Merseyside
Tel: 0151 604 7339

Workington

Clinics

Workington Infirmary
Infirmary Lane
Tel: 01900 68737

Other Useful Phone Numbers

LGBT Switchboard
Blackpool - 01253 621 834
Preston - 01772 25 11 22
ELLGAS East Lancashire - 01254 69 42 42

National L&G Switchboard - 020 7837 7324

National Bisexual Switchboard - 020 8569 7500

Cheshire Constabulary - 01260 27 11 44 (non-emergency)
Cumbria Constabulary - 0845 33 00 247 (non-emergency)
Lancashire Constabulary - 0845 1 25 35 45 (non-emergency)