Help and Support


Renaissance has been supporting the community in Lancashire for 30 years and now, under the HORIZON partnership, offers specialised LGB&T Support Services across Blackpool.


HORIZON is a free, confidential & professional sexual health support service that aims to increase individual and collective health and wellbeing across the LGB&T community of Blackpool.


At Horizon we offer a wide variety of social support and training groups to the LGBQ & T community. Coordinated by our LGB&T Development Leads Anthony West and Leah Emerson we offer support by:

  • Promoting safer sex
  • Offering individual and tailored psychosocial support
  • Comprehensive group work programmes
  • Peer support networks
  • Advocacy and signposting
  • Counselling service
  • Specialist one to one support working for those living with and affected by HIV, Sex Workers, Survivors of sexual violence and drugs and alcohol misuse
  • Screening for blood born viruses and sexually transmitted infections
  • Free condom distribution scheme and Web based postal scheme
  • Advocating for access to additional help and services
  • Access to HIV testing for all, 60 second rapid testing for Men wo have sex with Men
  • Specialist community outreach in venues, saunas and public sex environments
  • One to one and web based support around sexuality and gender identity
  • Chem Sex support
  • Targeted sexual health clinics (MSM, Trans*)
  • LGB&T Community and venue outreach
  • Access to 60 second rapid HIV testing for Men that have sex with Men
  • Providing education and training
  • Coordinating awareness events
  • Service user led consultation


For more information on the services that we provide in Blackpool then please find us on social media or see our website

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Twitter: @HorizonLGBTBpl
HORIZON 102 Dickson Road, BLACKPOOL, FY1 2BU
01253 311431