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We are here to offer support and information to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of Essex. Based in Colchester Town Centre, we provide a range of services and groups free of charge. Whatever is going on for you, from counselling to health advice, from homophobia/biphobia/transphobia reporting  to legal advice, from housing to employment, we may have the thing you need to make life a little better. We also offer mixed social and support groups, as well as a monthly Trans Social. We offer free counselling on a self-referral basis for 13+. We also have a Big Lottery funded 4-year project called “Changing Attitudes, Changing Lives” that enables our staff to do LGBT Awarenesss and Equality & Diversity sessions in schools, charities and other organisations.

Services provided for

  1. All LGBT+ Communities

Key areas of work

  1. Advice/Information
  2. Counselling
  3. Drop-in Service
  4. Gender
  5. Mental Health
  6. Self-help/Support Group
  7. Volunteering

Contact Details


Office: 01206 871 394


[email protected]



Opening Hours

Office hours vary. Open during socials Saturdays 10.30-1pm.

Meeting Times

Mixed LGBT socials: Saturdays 10:30am-1pm. Trans Social: first Saturday of the month 2-5pm, Youth Group Mondays 4.00-6.30pm

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