When you call or visit us for advice we do our utmost to help you. If there are no dates available with one of our case workers, within the time frame you require, or you need help with a problem we are not yet covering, we will “sign post”, that is aim to give you information about one of the many national organisations or those in the Greater Manchester area that maybe are able to help you.

Here is a selections of contacts we can offer.

Please visit GMLC, call reception on 0161 769 2244 or email reception@gmlaw.org.uk to get further information. We are open Monday to Friday, 10am – 3pm.

Citizens Advice: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ 

DWP enquiries: 03456 088 545

National Debt Line: 0808 808 4000, www.nationaldebtline.org

PIP Helpline: 03458 503 322, www.gov.uk/disability-benefits-helpline

Universal Credit: tel. 03456 000 723, www.gov.uk/universal-credit

Benefit advice

Benefits Owl

Web: http://www.benefitsowl.info/

Benefits Owl aims to to give clear information, in plain English, about common benefit issues.

Cheetham Hill Advice Centre

Tel: 0161 740 8999
Email: office@cheethamadvice.org.uk
Web: www.cheethamadvice.org.uk
Address: 1 Morrowfield Avenue, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 9AR

Manchester Mind

Tel: 0161 769 5732
Email: advice@manchestermind.org
Web: www.manchestermind.org/Advice_Team.php
Address: Zion Community Centre, 339 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 4ZY

Anyone suffering with mental health difficulties or supporting another: Drop-in Monday 1pm-4pm Thursday 10am-1pm


Tel: 0161 223 5668
Email: info@revive-uk.org
Web: www.revive-uk.org
Address: 87 Grey Mare Lane, Beswick, Manchester, M11 3ND

Must be over 18 (unless with family). Has a drop-in centre. Focus on mental health issues.

Salford Unemployed & Community Resource Centre

Email: stuc@hotmail.co.uk
Address: 84-86 Liverpool Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0WZ

Shelter Manchester

Tel: 08445 151 640
Web: www.england.shelter.org.uk
Address: Ground Floor, Victoria House, 5 Samuel Ogden Street, Manchester, M1 7AX

Offers advice, information and advocacy on sourcing accommodation and applying for benefits amongst other things.

Community care advice

AGI Solicitor

Tel: 0161 226 2070
Email: kd@agicriminalsolicitors.co.uk
Web: www.agicriminalsolicitors.co.uk

AGI Solicitor are our partner for our monthly Community Care Advice Clinic.

Help at court

Civil Legal Advice

Tel: 0345 345 4 345
Web: https://helplines.org/helplines/civil-legal-advice-cla/

Manchester Free Legal Help

Tel: 0161 240 5034
Email: freelegalhelp@manchester.ac.uk
Web: https://www.lawworks.org.uk
Address: Room L02.12, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Spinningfields, Manchester, M60 9DJ

Family Law clinics: every Monday from 1-3pm, every other Tuesday from 11am-1pm and every other Friday from 10am-12pm.

Personal Support Unit

Tel: 0161 2405037
Email: manchester@thepsu.org.uk
Web: www.thepsu.org
Address: Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester, M60 9DJ

Runs a service helping people manage their legal cases. Does not offer legal advice.

Immigration, asylum seekers and refugees

Asylum Support Housing Advice (ASHA)

Tel: 0161 227 8555
Email: info@asha.gmiau.org
Web: www.gmiau.org
Address: 159 Princess Road, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 4RE

Drop in advice sessions: Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am


Tel: 0161 202 1056
Email: info@boaztrust.org.uk
Web: http://boaztrust.org.uk
Address: Westerling Way, Moss Side, Manchester, M16 7EA

The Boaz Trust is a Christian organisation accommodating destitute asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester.


Tel: 0161 226 0162
Email: j.asumu@btinternet.com
Web: www.chrysalisfamilycentre.wordpress.com
Address: Westerling Way, Moss Side, Manchester, M16 7EA

Benefits and housing advice for Migrant families. Informal service for emotional support.

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU)

Tel: 0161 740 7722
Email: shakura@gmiau.org
Web: www.gmiau.org
Address: 1 Delaunays Road, Manchester, M8 4QS

Focus on survivors of torture, trafficking, abuse and conflict.

Manchester Refugee Support Network

Tel: 0161 868 0777
Email: belay@mrsn.org.uk
Web: www.mrsn.org.uk
Address: 129 Princess Road, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 4RB