“Had it not been for the tireless work of my legal team who worked on a pro-bono basis and helped me fight the label of “terrorist” in the civil courts, I would never have been able to redeem myself or move on with my life. The right to justice is a right that all people deserve, and I am happy but mostly relieved that the Greater Manchester Law Centre will work with the people of Manchester to protect this right.”
-Dr Rizwaan Sabir
All advice at Greater Manchester Law Centre, 159 Princess Road, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 4RE.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am-3pm
Support with Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
By appointment only (self-referrals or via organisations)
MONDAY: ESA50 Form completion & PIP Form completion
TUESDAY: ESA & PIP Appeals
WEDNESDAY: ESA50 Form completion & PIP Form completion
THURSDAY: ESA failed Work Capability Assessment appeals (failed medical assessment)
The GMLC caseworkers can advise, assist and represent people who are appealing against negative ESA decisions where there is:
- Failure to attend a medical assessment
- Failed medical assessment
- Being put in the work-related activity group and not the support group
- Right to reside
If you wish to refer to the services please contact us by phone 0161 769 2244 or email *protected email*.
NEW DROP IN: Community Care Legal Advice with AGI
Every second Monday of the Month, 12.30-4 pm
First date: 8th May 2017
We can only see the first 7 people on each day.
Here some information about this service:
What is community care law?
Community care refers to the support and services provided by the NHS or Local Authorities when you are ill, disabled or have a mental health condition. These services are for children, adults and older people.
What can we help with?
- Getting an assessment of your needs for support at home or in the community
- Accessing a mental health assessment
- Resolving disagreements about your needs with professionals involved in your care
- Getting the right support to meet your needs
- Increasing your hours of support if you don’t have enough
- Obtaining suitable housing
- Obtaining support and services for carers
- Reducing your care charges if you are struggling to afford them or feel they are too high
- Getting equipment to help you at home
- Getting an adaptation to your home so you can move around easily and safely
- Support for disabled children and their families
- Support for looked after children
- Resolving problems with residential and nursing home placements or charges
- Support for disabled asylum seekers
- Safeguarding or capacity issues
- Closure or reorganisation of your local services
Here is a list of all the services we will be launching soon.