Update 12 Nov 2023 : Unfortunately, because of volunteer shortages, Icebreakers will not be running meetings at the moment, we hope to resume soon .

Please check this website for updates.

Please check out the new Entry Phone system details below to find out how to get into the building.

The Foundation building now has a new entry phone system that is a little confusing. When you first approach it their are no lights on it so it is not obvious what to do. On the left hand side in the middle panel press one of the UP or Down arrows to wake it up.

Using the up/down arrows move the blue highlight to select LGBT Foundation and press OK to connect to the reception desk

Please check this website and our Twitter feed @Icebreakers_MCR regularly for updates.


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).

If you need to Exit this site in a hurry click the Emergency Exit page in the “About Us” section in the above menu bar. This will take you to the BBC News website BUT WILL NOT REMOVE YOUR BROWSING HISTORY

Twitter feed is not available at the moment.