Below is a list of LGBT+ safe spaces that are now OutREACH Partners. OutREACH Partners promise to keep their workspace free of homophobia and transphobia and are helping us to work towards LGBT+ equality in Cumbria. 
If you own a business that is an LGBT+ safe space and would like to be added to our list and be advertised in every issue of Alphabet Soup then please email us for details at
Always Another Way, Cumbria Ltd

A not-for-profit community interest company building stronger communities through local projects. They run LGBTQ+ support for 8-24 yr old and their families, Mental Health support, coping skills sessions, sign language classes and more!

Contact: Email or Phone 07516319860

Beardy Synergy

A collaborative project between two art loving friends to create high quality pieces of artwork using spray cans, brushes and anything else we can get our hands on.

Contact: facebook/BeardySynergy

Border City Roller Derby

BCRD is a friendly, inclusive, all gender, roller derby league based in Carlisle, welcoming people from all backgrounds who would like to learn to skate and play roller derby

Contact: facebook/BorderCityRollers or Email

Cambridge Weight Plan

The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, Cumbria,

Contact :

Carlisle Cult Cinema Club

An alternative to the mainstream, bringing cinematic trash and treasure to all cult film fans.

Contact: Email or Phone 07495709792

Carlisle Eden Mind

Carlisle Eden Mind is a local charity, affiliated to Mind, supporting people with mental health problems across the Carlisle and Eden Districts

Contact:; Facebook/Carlisle Eden Mind; Phone 0300 561 0000; or email for mental health support and information

Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS)

We provide support for individuals, family members and carers – promoting recovery in the community. We also offer free public health information, education and training as part of our preventative strategy.

Phone: 0300 111 4002/Visit:

Cumbria County Council


The Fairydust Emporium 

The Fairydust Emporium in Silloth welcomes you

Contact: Facebook @FairydustHQ booking highly recommended: 016973 31787 

First Step

We provide free talking therapies for depression and anxiety disorders for adults in Cumbria.

Contact: or phone 03001239122

The Hangry Lemons

A small market cafe selling hot and cold food and drink

Contact: Facebook/The Hangry Lemons or Visit 50-52 The Market, Scotch Street, Carlisle

Harraby Community Campus

Our new community hub includes – a Café, Bar (event times only), Library, Pennine Way Nursery, Community Centre & Theatre, 3G Sports Pitches & Indoor Sports Arena, Pennine Way Primary School and St Aidan's Nursery.

Contact: or visit Harraby Community Campus, Edhill Road, Carlisle

High Sheriff of Cumbria-Marcia Reid Fotheringham

"As High Sheriff, I intend to ensure that my year will be a most memorable one for the entire community of Cumbria."


Katia's LDC driving instructor

Fully qualified female driving instructor, providing a safe and friendly environment for all pupils to achieve their driving ambitions.

Contact: or phone 07502411040

Mentoring in Cumbria

Jude Beveridge works with adults and young people helping them to raise their self-esteem, improve mental health and boost confidence

Contact: Email or Phone: 07919 837592

Mike - Dr Beet

Body piercer / not a real doctor.

Contact: Instagram @drbeetpiercer; Phone 01228514115; or visit Immortal Art Studio, Carlisle 

Miss Pearl 

Vintage and modern professional singer

Contact: Instagram @misspearlsinger or facebook/MissPearlSinger

Mobile Beauty in Cumbria

Luna is a mobile beauty and holistic therapy service. Relaxation and beauty in the comfort of your own home.

Contact: facebook/sarahlunaholistics or phone 07984245593

Trans Family Carlisle Support Group

Family support group for transgender people and their families.


Victim Support

The leading independent charity in England and Wales for people affected by crime and traumatic events

Contact: Phone 0300 30 30 157 or visit open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm