When you call or visit us for advice we do our utmost to help you. If there are no dates available with one of our case workers, within the time frame you require, or you need help with a problem we are not yet covering, we will “sign post”, that is aim to give you information about one of the many national organisations or those in the Greater Manchester area that maybe are able to help you.

Here is a selections of contacts we can offer.

Please visit GMLC, call reception on 0161 769 2244 or email reception@gmlaw.org.uk to get further information. We are open for phone calls or visits to our offices, for new or general enquiries from Monday to Thursday, 10am-3pm. We are open on Fridays for appointments only.

Citizens Advice: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ 

DWP enquiries: 03456 088 545

National Debt Line: 0808 808 4000, www.nationaldebtline.org

PIP Helpline: 03458 503 322, www.gov.uk/disability-benefits-helpline

Universal Credit: tel. 03456 000 723, www.gov.uk/universal-credit

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 ever.

Click here to find a map created by the GMPA, locating providers of free advice in your local community and the wider Greater Manchester area.

Benefit advice

Benefits Owl

Web: http://www.benefitsowl.info/

Benefits Owl aims to to give clear information, in plain English, about common benefit issues.

Cheetham Hill Advice Centre

Tel: 0161 740 8999
Email: office@cheethamadvice.org.uk
Web: www.cheethamadvice.org.uk
Address: 1 Morrowfield Avenue, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 9AR

Manchester Mind

Tel: 0161 769 5732
Email: advice@manchestermind.org
Web: www.manchestermind.org/Advice_Team.php
Address: Zion Community Centre, 339 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 4ZY


Tel: 0161 223 5668
Email: info@revive-uk.org
Web: www.revive-uk.org
Address: 87 Grey Mare Lane, Beswick, Manchester, M11 3ND

Must be over 18 (unless with family). Has a drop-in centre. Focus on mental health issues.

Salford Unemployed & Community Resource Centre

Email: stuc@hotmail.co.uk
Address: 84-86 Liverpool Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0WZ

Shelter Manchester

Tel: 08445 151 640
Web: www.england.shelter.org.uk
Address: Ground Floor, Victoria House, 5 Samuel Ogden Street, Manchester, M1 7AX

Offers advice, information and advocacy on sourcing accommodation and applying for benefits amongst other things.

Help at court

Civil Legal Advice

Tel: 0345 345 4 345
Web: https://helplines.org/helplines/civil-legal-advice-cla/

Manchester Free Legal Help

Tel: 0161 240 5034
Email: freelegalhelp@manchester.ac.uk
Web: https://www.lawworks.org.uk
Address: Room L02.12, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Spinningfields, Manchester, M60 9DJ

Family Law clinics: every Monday from 1-3pm, every other Tuesday from 11am-1pm and every other Friday from 10am-12pm.

Personal Support Unit

Tel: 0161 2405037
Email: manchester@thepsu.org.uk
Web: www.thepsu.org
Address: Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester, M60 9DJ

Runs a service helping people manage their legal cases. Does not offer legal advice.

Housing and homelessness

Street Support Network

Email: info@streetsupport.net

Web: www.streetsupport.net

Connecting people and organisations locally, to end homelessness in Manchester.

Mustard Tree

Head Office Ancoats: 0161 850 2282
Little Hulton Branch: call 0161 505 0974
Eccles Branch: 0161 505 0976

Email: info@mustardtree.co.uk
Web: http://mustardtree.org.uk

110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AG
15 Southway, Eccles Precinct, M30 0LJ
50 Hulton District Centre, M28 0AU

Mustard Tree supports people across Greater Manchester in poverty and facing homelessness. They create opportunities for people to help themselves through providing practical support, friendship, connections into work, improvements to health and wellbeing plus new experiences to encourage aspiration.

Immigration, asylum seekers and refugees

Asylum Support Housing Advice (ASHA)

Tel: 0161 227 8555
Email: info@asha.gmiau.org
Web: www.gmiau.org
Address: 159 Princess Road, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 4RE


Tel: 0161 202 1056
Email: info@boaztrust.org.uk
Web: http://boaztrust.org.uk
Address: Westerling Way, Moss Side, Manchester, M16 7EA

The Boaz Trust is a Christian organisation accommodating destitute asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester.


Tel: 0161 226 0162
Email: j.asumu@btinternet.com
Web: www.chrysalisfamilycentre.wordpress.com
Address: Westerling Way, Moss Side, Manchester, M16 7EA

Benefits and housing advice for Migrant families. Informal service for emotional support.

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU)

Tel: 0161 740 7722
Email: shakura@gmiau.org
Web: www.gmiau.org
Address: 1 Delaunays Road, Manchester, M8 4QS

Manchester Refugee Support Network

Tel: 0161 868 0777
Email: belay@mrsn.org.uk
Web: www.mrsn.org.uk
Address: 129 Princess Road, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 4RB