The Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC) provides free information, advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people in our community living in the UK.
This includes supporting women and children who are victims, or at risk of domestic violence, working with prisoners to help reduce re-offending, and legal advice on issues such as employment, immigration, asylum and homelessness. We work with refugees and asylum seekers and undertake information development and partnership work to benefit our service-users.
Chinese people are often disadvantaged by not being able to access services or justice because of language and cultural barriers. To help people overcome these barriers, our staff can work with service users in English, Mandarin and, Cantonese.
We host the monthly surgery with the Home Office and the local police.