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!

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  • Facebook: 'Always Another Way'
  • Email:
  • Phone: 07516 319860
Atomic Scents

Homemade scented candles. Please check out our Etsy shop. 

  • Website:
  • Facebook: 'Atomic Scents'
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: 'Border City Rollers'
  • Email:
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

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  • Facebook: 'Carlisle Eden Mind'
  • Email:
  • Phone: 0300 561 0000
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.

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria County Council is responsible for the strategic local services of the county, including education, libraries and youth services, adult social care, children's services, public health, highway maintenance, waste disposal, emergency planning, and consumer protection.

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Cumbria LGBT Pride

Cumbria Pride is a volunteer-led community organisation that seeks to ensure that the LGBT+ community of Cumbria and its supporters are recognised, celebrated and supported through an annual Pride event.

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  • Facebook: 'Cumbria Pride' & 'Cumbria Pride's Virtual Project'
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First Step

We provide talking therapies for adults with depression or anxiety disorders who are registered with a North Cumbrian GP (Allerdale, Copeland, Eden and Carlisle). Please see our website for details. We are working hard to ensure that the service is a safe space for those within the LGBT+ community and we are able to meet the needs of our whole community.

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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.

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  • Address: Edgehill Road, Harraby, Carlisle, CA1 3SN
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. 

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  • Address: Berwick Street, Workington, CA14 3EN
Trans Family Carlisle Support Group

Family support group for transgender people and their families.

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Victim Support

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

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