Providing quality, free face-to-face legal advice is an essential part of how we support the community.  We have an excellent record assisting people in matters relating to housing, employment and welfare benefits.  On this page you can find all the latest news relating to our services.

Welfare Benefit Case worker

We are hiring: Welfare Benefits Casework Supervisor/Solicitor

Demanding access to justice for all. Supporting the creation of a new generation of fully funded social welfare lawyers. And fighting together for free access to independent, high quality face-to-face legal advice and representation, for everyone in need across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. People are facing greater and greater hardship as a result of…

GMPA advice map

Advice in Greater Manchester – comprehensive map thanks to GMPA

Greater Manchester has a fantastic network of hard-working and dedicated organisations providing useful help and advice to those experiencing poverty. However, knowing exactly where to turn to can be challenging. Thanks to the excellent work of our friends at the Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) finding out how to reach these organisations is now easier than…

Law students working with GMLC

Our new scheme with law students

Under GMLC’s new partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Pro Bono Community (PBC), 16 law students will assist our clients in applying for disability benefits. All of these students have successfully completed comprehensive training in welfare benefits law from PBC as well as our own training.   DLA, PIP and our services Disability Living Allowance (DLA)…

Three Thank You messages for GMLC

PIP Claim Victory Sue* applied for Personal Independence Payments (PIP), as she has severe mobility difficulties. When she came to GMLC, she was receiving insufficient support, because she had not been awarded the enhanced rate of the mobility component of PIP. Our excellent volunteer caseworker Shaheen Mansoor assisted Sue in submitting a late mandatory reconsideration…

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Universal Credit to roll out in Altrincham and Stretford 17th July 2017

Universal Credit is a new benefit which replaces Income Support, Income Based Employment Support Allowance, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Tax Credits and Housing Benefit with a single monthly payment. This means if you are looking to make a fresh claim for any of the above, your claim will be processed as Universal Credit. Whilst Universal…