We are delighted to announce two wonderful new additions to the Greater Manchester Law Centre team!
Kathleen Cosgrove joins us as head of our new housing and homelessness advice services. Before becoming a solicitor, Kathy worked in hostels and homelessness advice agencies in London. She qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and has always specialised in housing and homelessness. Kathy has many links with other voluntary sector workers and legal advisors across Greater Manchester.
Kathy says: “I am really proud to join such a fabulous and exciting organisation. If anything is a match for the desperate hardship faced by our community, it’s the energy, dedication and skills of everybody involved. Greater Manchester Law Centre has achieved so much in such a short period of time. As the Law Centre spreads its wings into housing and homelessness, I am looking forward to the challenge of using our advice and advocacy to help people secure their fundamental right to a safe home.”
Kathy is already offering Housing Legal Advice Clinics for GMLC and from September 2018 we will offer a permanent in-house housing legal service. Please look out for details in September, on our website under Help & Advice or by calling reception on 0161 769 2244 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are open Monday to Friday, 10am – 3pm.
Marva O’Neill joins us as our part time Finance Officer. Marva has a wealth of experience working in the finance sector. Managing the finances of charitable organisations like the Greater Manchester Law Centre can be very challenging, so we are delighted have someone with Marva’s pedigree and expertise on board.
Marva says: “Although I have worked in finance for many years, I had never worked for a charitable organisation before joining the GMLC. Whilst moving into a new sector has at times been challenging, the opportunity to develop new skills, work alongside a fantastic group of dedicated staff and volunteers and serve my local community has been extremely rewarding. I thoroughly enjoy working for GMLC and would recommend it to anyone able to donate any of their time.”
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Kathy and Marva and look forward to working with you for a long time to come!