Icebreakers Covid and meeting place Update: Wednesday 8th July 2020

Icebreakers regret to announce that our regular home at the LGBT Foundation, Richmond Street, Manchester is no longer available. After many years the LGBT Foundation has decided to find a new home because of the unsuitability of the building and will close its building from the end of July and is now looking for new premises.

Icebreakers realise this will come as a devastating blow to some of our service users for whom the regular Wednesday evening meetings was a key part of their life in a safe environment. Obviously because of the Covid-19 lockdown Icebreakers are unable to meet in person anyway for the foreseeable future which gives us some time to think where we will hold our meetings. We will keep you posted with any updates on this website and on our Twitter page @Icebreakers_MCR .

Throughout the lockdown we have been running virtual Wednesday evening meetings on Zoom Video which will continue whilst we look for a new home, hopefully with the Foundation once they have found a new place.

To join this video meeting or WhatsApp group please send a WhatsApp or SMS Text message to 07804 500632 and you will be added within a few days. Please note the phone number above is not monitored for voice calls.

If you’re looking to join Icebreakers during the Covid-19 lockdown period, please text or WhatsApp the above number.

Please check this website regularly for updates.

If you need to contact us or have any suggestions please email  info@icebreakersmanchester.org.uk.

For more information about the LGBT Foundation move please click http://lgbt.foundation/news/lgbt-foundation-says-goodbye-to-5-richmond-street-and-hello-to-new-possibilities/371


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Icebreakers is a self help, mutual support group in Manchester that helps gay, bisexual, and questioning men and trans-men aged 18 to 80 plus.

We’ve been here since 1986 and thousands of men have used the group.

You can e-mail the group at info@icebreakersmanchester.org.uk  – this is checked regularly (we aim to reply within 48 hours).

If you need to talk to someone we encourage you to call our friends on the LGBT Foundation helpdesk on 0345 330 30 30 or 0161 235 8035 (10:00 – 22:00 on weekdays).

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