Technicolour are here to support and provide a voice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ people in Cheshire. Whether you are LGBT+ or you are looking for support for a friend or family member of someone who is LGBT+ you can find help, advice, friendship and support.
Services are open to anyone who needs support or information around sexuality, sexual identity or gender identity, wherever you are on that journey. Technicolour reflects our ethos of celebrating the whole spectrum of identity and self-expression.
If you’re looking to be a part of the wider LGBT+ community why not volunteer with us and promote equality for everyone by joining in at Pride and other events, be a guest speaker in a training event, or tell us your story through Cheshire Cheese, The Rocket and Vintage Cheddar.
We have a range of volunteer opportunities that range from a regular weekly commitment to helping out at annual events. All our volunteers receive full training and are DBS checked for safeguarding.
We can support LGBT+ and their friends and family through a number of 1:1 services including counselling, phone support, peer support and bespoke interventions.
Our range of friendly, highly skilled and qualified staff and voulnteers are here to help you or someone you know navigate through some of the more challenging times in life.
Social groups are safe and relaxed with free refreshments. Groups are designed to make building new friendships easier. If you have something you want to speak to a worker about our staff and volunteers are on hand to help.
- Technicolour Women – the Lesbian and Bi Women’s Group runs in Crewe.
- Technicolour Men – Gay and Bi Men’s Group runs in Crewe and Chester.
- TransPositive – gender diverse group in Crewe
- Silver Rainbows – Tea and Tattle – regular get together for older LGBT+ people.
See What’s On Section for details.
I was blown away by the accessible and non-judgemental nature of the service provided...I deeply value the work that Body Positive does to make Cheshire a place where LGBT+ people can feel valid and safe.
It is an absolute pleasure to work with you all. Body Positive is exactly what it says on the tin - POSITIVE!
We offer a range of training and development around sexuality and gender identity. These sessions can be for either service users or professionals and can be delivered either in person or online.
Awareness of the issues for LGBT+ people in all settings is key to promoting well-being and equality for all. Training can be designed to meet the needs of an organisation reflecting specific issues or challenges.
Technicolour can offer professional support and advice around LGBT+ issues for professionals. We have advisory roles on a number of Networks, Boards, Events and public sector consultations. Training is delivered by highly skilled and qualified LGBT+ professionals and support by volunteers with lived experiences.
We can provide peer support, coaching and mentoring to professionals wishing to develop their skills around support for LGBT+ service users.
Frequently asked questions
Is Technicolour open to all ages?
Technicolour’s main services such as social groups are for adults aged 18+. We do offer some services for those under 18 or will refer to one of our partner organisations, contact us for further information.
Are Technicolour services available outside Cheshire?
We deliver most of our services within Cheshire but they are open to anyone travelling in from surrounding areas. We may refer you to a service in your area where appropriate.
Who can access the counselling service?
Our specialist counselling service is open to anyone who identifies on the LGBT+ spectrum, their friends and family.
Can I volunteer with Technicolour?
We welcome adult volunteers from all sections of the community, see our volunteer section for more details.