The housing crisis means more and more of us are living in rented accommodation.  For some of the most vulnerable members of our community this means dealing with difficult landlords and living with the permanent fear of eviction and homelessness.  On this page you can find out about our housing advice services and how we are campaigning for secure and safe accommodation for all.

General Election 2019: How the big parties weigh in on ‘access to justice’

A month ago we promised to demand that the political parties headed to the General Election commit themselves to ensuring free access to justice for all those who have become victims of homelessness, racism and the hostile environment which operates against migrants and claimants. We contacted Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Jo Swinson and Caroline Lucas.…

“Are controversial Council plans fair or do they still discriminate against the homeless?”- Manchester Confidential

Greater Manchester Law Centre’s Housing solicitor, Kathy Cosgrove, spoke to Manchester Confidential about the Council’s proposed PSPO being discriminatory, inhumane and potentially unlawful.     AFTER nearly a year, Manchester City Council finally looks ready to make a decision about its proposed ‘public space protection order’ (PSPO). PSPOs give local authorities power to prohibit certain behaviours…

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In solidarity: Bolton Trades Council statement following the fire that engulfed the Cube

The below is a statement from Bolton Trades Council following the fire than engulfed the Cube. That this has happened following the Grenfell Tower tragedy is simply unacceptable. We must fight for safe and secure housing and we at Greater Manchester Law Centre fully support the points made by Bolton Trades Council.  The fire at the…

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Support us on 7th November 2pm: Our representations against the PSPO

Support our representations at the Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee, Thursday, 7th November 2:00pm, further details here   We have been campaigning against Manchester City Council’s proposed Public Space Protection Order for unfairly targeting homeless people, for carrying a clear risk of abuse of power and for punishing homeless people who struggle to access support. Along with other groups who work…

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“The building had already been turned into a deathtrap” – response to leaked Grenfell report

Following the leaked extracts of the report after the first phase of the Grenfell inquiry, the media has highlighted alleged “shortcomings” of London Fire Brigade in responding to the fire. The Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) strongly supports the response of the General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, Matt Wrack, who stated that the…