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!

Email, 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.


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

Facebook/BorderCityRollers, Email

Cambridge Weight Plan

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


Carlisle Cult Cinema Club

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

Email, 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

Website:, Facebook/Carlisle Eden Mind,            For mental health support and information                              Phone: 0300 561 0000, Email:,      

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, Website:

Cumbria County Council


The Fairydust Emporium 

The Fairydust Emporium in Silloth welcomes you

Facebook/FairydustHQ, Phone: 016973 31787                     (booking highly recommended)

First Step

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

Website:, Phone: 03001239122

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.

Website:                  Address: Edgehill Road, Harraby, Carlisle, CA1 3SN

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.

Email:, 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

Email:,Phone: 07919 837592

Mike - Dr Beet

Body piercer / not a real doctor.

Instagram: @drbeetpiercer, Phone 01228514115                  Address: Immortal Art Studio, 13 Castle Street, Carlisle, CA3 8SY

Miss Pearl 

Vintage and modern professional singer

Instagram: @misspearlsinger, 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.

Facebook/sarahlunaholistics, Phone: 07984245593

Over the Rainbow Support CIC, Cumbria

'We aim to provide a safe and inclusive space for people to be themselves in an effort to reduce stigma, discrimination, social exclusion and isolation as well as providing support and advice to those in need. 

Website:,                    Address: Berwick Street, Workington, CA14 3EN

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

Phone: 0300 30 30 157 (open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm)     Website: