Services for lesbian & bisexual women

LGBT Foundation aims to help lesbian and bisexual women* to lead healthy and happy lives. We provide a range of services to enhance mental health and wellbeing as well as offering opportunities for women to socialise, learn new skills and access support if they need it. We can also advise you of other social and support services for lesbian and bisexual women in and around Manchester.

Want to network with other women and find out what's on locally? Join our Meetup group for lesbian and bisexual women.

Wellbeing Services


Our wellbeing services aim to help give you the support you need. Our services for women include:

Face-to-face and telephone counselling 
Telephone and email helpline
Legal and Police Advice Surgeries
Wellbeing Clinic

Check out the video above for a look at how our wellbeing services work!


LGBT Foundation offers three groups for lesbian and bisexual women:
Bloomers - a social group for older women
 - a relaxed social group
Stepping Stones
 - a support group which provides a safe and welcoming space for women who are new to the area, 'coming out', have just come out of a relationship or simply want other women to share experiences with.

We also host Women's Reading Group, a monthly book group for LGBT women.

Click here to find out more about our groups for women.


Monthly Workshops

We offer a range of FREE monthly skills workshops for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and their friends. Workshop topics vary widely - from cake decorating to circus skills, sign language to bike maintenance, we try to provide an interesting programme of activities.

Check out our video over there on the right which shows some of our recent workshops. Featuring LGBT Foundation staff and volunteers, this video is designed to give you a taster of some of the skills you can learn through our fantstic workshop programme.

For more information on our workshops for women click here.


At LGBT Foundation we benefit from the help of over 150 volunteers, many of them women. As we offer more services for women, we are increasingly looking for more female volunteers.

From taking calls on our helpline or supporting a group to going out to let others know about LGBT Foundation or acting as a befriender for a woman who is new to the area or just coming out – there is something for everyone.

If you're interested in volunteering with us, click here to find out more

For more information about any of our services for women call 0345 3 30 30 30 or email