Outhouse East is a registered charity (no. 1006244) seeking to offer support and information to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people of Essex. Based in Colchester Town Centre, we provide a range of services and groups free of charge. As we are a registered charity you can find our Annual Reports & Accounts here.
To develop and promote a sustainable, fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can achieve their full potential.
Recognising diversity and achieving equality.
We believe in accepting and celebrating people’s differences.
We believe that everyone should have the same life chances and be treated with dignity and respect.
We believe in working in partnership with others, recognising and valuing their life experiences.
We believe in identifying, creating and otherwise taking advantage of all opportunities that arise to ensure that the organisation remains fit for purpose.
We believe in operating in an honest and transparent way in order to develop and maintain the trust necessary for effective working.
We believe in striving for continuous improvement in all that we do.
Our Strategic Goals
Outhouse East will support people in the LGBT community, and those connected to it through family or other relationships, to increase their skills, knowledge, and self-confidence in improving their health and well-being.
Outhouse East will work in partnership with other individuals and organisations to build a strong, cohesive and influential LGBT Voluntary and Community Sector.
Outhouse East will promote awareness, visibility and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in order for them to achieve full equality in all areas of life.
Outhouse East will continuously develop its people, services, systems and procedures to deliver and sustain excellence for all of its beneficiaries.