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LGBT Foundation provide a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* people.

LGBT Foundation
Intake and Triage Service

If you need some help but aren’t sure which service is best to use, our Intake and Triage Service provides information and support to help you get access to the services you need, as well as giving you the space to talk and receive some emotional support and guidance.

Click here for more information or download the application now and send it in to us by email to

Are you a health professional looking to refer someone in to our services? Click here.

Our services and activities include: a range of support groups; face-to-face counselling; a helpline, email and pop-in service; a befriending scheme; a sexual health programme, (including outreach testing clinics and the largest free condom and lube scheme outside of London); anti-homophobia projects in schools; a substance-misuse project; organisational training; a range of guides and resources; a national website; advice surgeries; LGBT infrastructure support; various research projects and policy campaigning.

The promotion of equality has always been implicit in the work of LGBT Foundation. In recent years, we have developed a greater role in promoting awareness of the needs and experiences of LGBT people and in campaigning for equality. In 2015, we will be working towards becoming a fully trans* inclusive organisation and will be making adjustments to our services, as necessary. 

Our support services are delivered by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers. So whether its relationships, coming out, family issues, knowing your legal rights reporting a hate crime or you just need someone to talk to get in touch and tell us how we can help.

Requests for documentation

We are sometimes asked to provide written confirmation of attendance at sessions and for reports on individual service users. We can only provide documentation or confirmation of attendance at sessions, once we have received a request directly from the individual. This is to protect the confidentiality of those who use our services. There are also limitations to what we can provide:

We can provide written confirmation of the dates you have attended appointments or sessions, within certain services where we keep a record of attendance

We can only provide each individual with a maximum of one letter per month

We are not qualified to produce psychological reports or reports of a similar nature

Whatever your needs, we are here to support you. If you cannot find the information you are looking for please get in touch with us - call 0345 3 30 30 30 or email

For Women

The LGBT Foundation provide a wide range of services for women!

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Sexual Health

Sexual Health - talking openly, taking action, treating early

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For Men

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For Trans people

Information on support and services for trans people

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Advice surgeries

Our advice surgeries are a vital part of what we do as an organisation; we provide a safe space for a range of advice surgeries provided by solicit...

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For Young people

If you are struggling with your identity, questioning your sexuality or perhaps not feeling at your best it is important to seek help and support t...

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Helpline and Email advice

We all need information and support from a friend in the know and LGBT Foundation's Helpline and Email Service provides thousands of hours of a...

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LGBT Foundation Intake and …

If you need help and aren't sure which service would be best to use then our Intake & Triage Service can help. 

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Get tested!

Use this section of our website to find out about the testing services we have available, such as our outreach clinics and same day testing service...

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Does your GP meet your need…

Are you open and honest about your sexual orientation with your GP? Does your GP meet your needs?

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Groups at LGBT Foundation

Here at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation we have a number of groups covering a wide section of the LGB&T community who meet at our Community Re...

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LGBT Directory

Our listings directory for LGBT services across the North West and more!

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Sometimes we can have all the will in the world to get up and try new things and meet different people, but it’s often our confidence that ho...

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Here you can find all of the resources and reports we currently have available, in one place.

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LGBT Foundation Talking The…

The LGBT Foundation has been providing a talking therapies programme to the LGBT community of the North West for well over a decade. We c...

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LGBT community development …

We are supporting the LGBT Community Development Worker for the borough of Rochdale, including Heywood and Middleton, based at Rochdale Boroug...

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Pop-In Service

If there’s something on your mind that you want to talk about, or if you need some guidance on the best place to get help for a specific prob...

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Support for Family and Frie…

Click here to find out what support is out there for friends and family of queer or questioning young people.

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Village Angels

The Village Angels are a team of volunteers from LGBT Foundation, easily recognisable through their pink ‘high-vis’ vests.

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The Outreach Team

Our Outreach Officers are trained and ready to provide a variety of services at your place of work, college, community centre, Pride celebration, c...

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Relaxation Therapies

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The Bi Series

LGBT Foundation is proud to announce its first series of Bi specific events

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Courses & Workshops

Our FREE courses and workshops are open to anyone who self-identifies as LGBT, is 18+ and lives in Greater Manchester. For more details call 0...

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Domestic abuse

Anybody can be affected by domestic abuse, including those from the LGBTQ+ community. If you feel like you, or someone you know, may be experiencin...

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