LGBT support

Salford is proud to support it's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Listed below are services available.

Community

Gaydio
A north west radio station for the LGBT community. Visit the Gaydio website or tune your radio to 88.4fm.

Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF)
Produces a monthly listings magazine with events, venues and leisure activities, plus website. Hosts social and support groups. Call 0845 330 30 30, email the LGF or visit the LGF website. The LGF are based at 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF.

Relationship difficulties

Galop
Helpline for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Call 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428. You can also visit the Galop website. They are open from 10am to 8pm on Monday and Thursday and 10am to 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 1pm to 5pm on Tuesday is a trans specific service. 

Relate - Greater Manchester South
Relationship counselling. Call 0161 790 9977, email Relate or visit the Relate website. Relate are based at 17 Memorial Road, Walkden, Salford M28 3AQ.

Young gay men and lesbians

42nd Street
Support for young people aged 16-25. Call 0161 228 1888 or email 42nd Street. They are based at 42nd Street, 2nd floor, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JW and are open Monday, Thursday and Friday 12.30pm to 4.30pm.

Albert Kennedy Trust
Helping young LGBT people who are homeless or living in a hostile environment. Call on 0161 228 3308 or visit the Albert Kennedy Trust website. They are open Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm.

Childline
Free and confidential helpline open 24/7. Trained counsellors to support and advise children and young people. Call Childline on 0800 1111 (freephone) or visit the Childcare website.

LGBT Youth Group
Salford Youth Service. Call 0161 788 0702 or visit the young people website.

Salford SMART
Local project offering confidential support to young people under 19 who have a problem with drink or drugs. Call 0161 743 0167, text 07971 913 293.

Disabled gay men and lesbians

As Good As You 2
A local group for LGBTs with learning difficulties or call Ian on 07709 494 636.

The Outsiders
Support for lesbians and gay men living with a disability. Call 0207 354 8291 or email the Outsiders. They are open every Thursday between 1pm and 4pm.

Bisexual services

BiPhoria
Support services for bisexual people over the age of 18. Call 0845 330 30 30, email BiPhoria or visit the BiPhoria website.

Older gay men and lesbians

Age UK
Information, local events, involvement in Pride festivals. Call 0161 788 7300 or visit the Age UK website. They are also based at 108 Church Street, Eccles M30 0LH.

Transgender issues

Sparkle
Locally based support group who also organise the Sparkle Pride event in Manchester for all transgender people. Call 01266 75425, email Sparkle or visit the Sparkle website.

Lesbian services

Lesbian Community Project
Drop in, social groups, advice and information. Call 0161 273 7128, email the Lesbian Community Project. The Lesbian Community Project are based at 49-51 Sidney Street,Manchester M1 7HB. They hold drop-ins every second and fourth Thursday of the month 7pm to 9pm. Discussion group are also held every third Monday of the month 7pm to 8.30pm.

Personal and community safety issues

Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Line (LGF helpline)
Reporting LGBT-related hate crimes to somebody other than the police. Call 0845 330 30 30. Lines are open from 6pm to 10pm every evening.

Citizens Advice Bureau
General legal advice on a range of issues. Visit the Citizens Advice Bureau website or go to their office at Salford Precinct, 25a Hankinson Way, Salford M6 5JA. Drop-ins are every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 3.30pm.

City West LGBT Network
Meetings, activities and support network organised on behalf of City West's LGBT community in West Salford. Call 0161 605 7296, email City West or visit the City West website.

Cruse - Bereavement Care
Bereavement support for partners and families. Call 0161 236 8103 or visit the Cruse website. They are also based at Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JT and open every Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm.

Greater Manchester Police
LGBT-related hate crime reporting centre. Call 0161 872 5050 (open 24/7) or visit the Greater Manchester Police website.

Housing related support
The council's Supported Tenancies team works with the Albert Kennedy Trust to provide innovative housing support for young LGBT people wanting to live and thrive in Salford. Call Neil Cochrane on 07766 550 264 or email Supported Tenancies.

LGBT Society, Salford University
Campaigns and organises socials and support for LGBT students at the university. Email the LGBT Society or visit the Salford LGBT website.

Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) Counselling
Face-to-face support counselling on a wide range of issues. Call 0161 235 8025, email LGF counselling or visit the LGF website. They are open every Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm.

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard Greater Manchester
Support and information around a range of issues. Call 0161 235 8000, email the Lesbian and Gay Switchboard or visit the Lesbian and Gay Switchboard website.

Salford Carers Centre
Support for those in a caring role. Call 0161 212 5451, email Salford Carers Centre, visit the carers page or go to their office at Langworthy Cornerstones, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M6 5QQ. They are open every Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Salford City Council Neighbourhood Management
For issues and problems where you live, contact your neighbourhood management team.

Salford Register Office
Civil partnerships for gay men and lesbians. Visit the Salford Register Office page or go to the Register Office at the Town Hall, Chorley Road, Swinton M27 5DA.

Salix Homes
A housing provider within Central Salford on behalf of the council. Call 0161 779 8022, email Salix Homes or visit the Salix Homes website.

Samaritans
Telephone and face to face counselling support. Call 0161 236 8000, email Samaritans or visit the Samaritans website.

Health

Brook Advisory Centre
Sexual health clinics for under 25s. Call 0808 802 1234 or visit the Brook website.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Mental health support service. Call 0800 58 58 58 or visit the CALM website. Lines open Saturday to Tuesday 5pm to 12am.

George House Trust
Support and advice for people living with HIV and their partners and families. Call 0161 274 4499, email George House Trust or visit the George House Trust website. They are based at 77 Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FX and are open on Monday 9am to 8pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

i-base
Offering support from trained telephone counsellors to people living with HIV. Call 0808 800 6013. Lines open Monday to Wednesday 12pm to 4pm.

National Drug Helpline Number
Advice and support around drugs. Call 0800 77 66 00.

National HIV/Aids helpline
Freephone helpline open 24/7. Call 0800 567 123.

Salford Drug and Alcohol Team
Local support. Call 0161 793 2500.

Salford Sexual Health Services
Sexual health clinics across Salford. No appointment required. Call 0161 212 5270.

Sexual Health Screening
Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF). Call 0161 235 8025, visit the LGF website or go to their office at 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF.

Campaigns/Equality works

Salford City Council LGBT employees
Employees forum. Email the LGBT group to find out more.

University LGBT staff group
Salford LGBT support and socials for University of Salford employees. Call 0161 295 3613 or visit the University of Salford website.

Cultural

Black LGBT Group
A support and social group which meets the last Thursday of every month. Call 0845 330 30 30.

Keshet
A Jewish LGBT support and social group. Email Keshet or visit the Keshet website.

Manchester LGBT Asylum Group
Supporting all LGBTs seeking asylum or who have been refused asylum in the UK. Call 07816 992 218 or email the group.

Community cohesion

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