About Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit
We are a well-established North West voluntary organisation that has a local and national reputation for our work with refugees, people who are claiming asylum, and people whose lives are restricted by their unresolved immigration situation.
We have a team of specialist immigration lawyers and project workers who work together to support people who are in very difficult circumstances. We work with adults, children, and families and we carry an active caseload of over 1000 cases per year. As well as legal casework we run a number of additional services including a Refugee Family Reunion project, Asylum Support Housing Advice, Women at Risk, and we are part of the Manchester Volunteer Advice Partnership.
Over the last few years we have overcome the many challenges that the organisation has faced and our voluntary board of trustees have had to be flexible, focussed, and skilled in their responses.
We are very proud of what we do, who are as an organisation and what we stand for – being clear about why we exist and who we are here to support. Our broad mission is to promote the right to protection (asylum), equality, challenge racism, and to make sure that there is access to justice for everyone in need.