Legal & Welfare Advice


Since 2009, our voluntary lawyer provides expert legal and welfare advice every Monday at MCC for vulnerable Chinese community who have English Language barrier. Our voluntary lawyer is expert in this field, providing independent and confidential advice to those in need with the aim to advise and promote self-confidence and independence. This is recognised by all in the community to be an important and invaluable service.

We aim to make a difference by providing an advice and drop in service assisting with the relief of poverty covering:

  • Welfare benefits
  • Citizenship
  • Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Consumer rights
  • Bad debt
  • Family and personal issues
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Health


To make an appointment with an Information and Advice Service Lawyer, please call 0161 275 9885. Available times Monday 13:00 – 18:00.

*2010-11 Report from MARIM (Multi-Agency Refugee Integration in Manchester)
Directorate for Adults, Health and Wellbeing, Manchester City Council.


There are several legal advice hubs in Manchester for Chinese speakers. This includes: Monarch Solicitors,


28th October 2018: MCC had a workshop on Universal credit in the UK, explaining to the Chinese community how credit works. Our voluntary lawyer Nicole Soi provides advice every Monday mainly on re-housing strategic, what resources to bring to Benefit Advice surgery and request for social work support.

23rd March 2017: MCC held Free Safeguarding Child courses

Keep in touch with updates for upcoming workshops!