LGBTQ+ Services

While most health issues affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ+) people are similar to those of the general population, we know that LGBTQ+ people have unique health needs and experience disparities in care.

At Lancaster Medical Practice we welcome LGBTQ+ individuals and strive to provide a safe, supportive and caring environment for them. We believe in fairness and equality, and value diversity in our staff and our patients. We are constantly seeking ways to improve our Practice, and we would like to ask all our patients who identify as LGBTQ+ to let us know how we can continue to improve our service to you.

Useful Resources

Albert Kennedy Trust

Support if you’re young, LGBTQ and are homeless or are living in a hostile environment.

The Proud Trust (formerly LGBT Youth North West)

The latest news and info for young LGBTQ people. Advice on coming out and advice for adults if a young person chooses to come out to you. Also some useful info about how to stay safe online and some things to think about if you’re questioning whether you’re gay or straight. Previously called LGBT Youth North West

LGBT Foundation

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Foundation (LGBTF) Manchester’s website has information on events, news, and support

Trans Unite

Trans Unite allows members of the transgender and non-binary community to find support groups local to them, as well as online-only group. Detailed profiles offer specific information on the scope of support provided, meeting schedules and contact information.

Stonewall

Stonewall is a national campaigning and lobbying charity for the rights of LGBT people. They provide support and resources to help others do the same.

Mermaids

Support for you and your family if you’re young and are questioning your gender identity.

GIRES – Gender Identity Research and Education Society.

GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families.

Think U Know

Advice on how to stay safe online and what to do if anyone makes you feel worried or uncomfortable online.

Think U Know is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.