Following Kathleen Cosgrove’s win at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2021, the Manchester Law Society Messenger has run a version of our housing law and campaigns article from last week, focusing on how GMLC has adapted during the Covid pandemic and how we have used new opportunities to fight for our clients’ and communities’ rights.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a hard time for all Law Centres. Greater Manchester Law Centre has been forced to close our doors to in-person appointments for over a year, meaning we have had to adapt to giving more advice over the phone and email. In order to make this transition possible, we had to work with frontline services to ensure our referrals were working to reach those most in need of our services and to enable them to reach us. Despite the challenges this has presented, between May 2020 and May 2021, we managed to deal with almost 2,000 enquiries from the public through remote access channels, and completed casework for around 150 clients.
You can read the rest of the article in the Messenger by clicking here.