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Pakistani Community Centre 481Stockport Rd Manchester M124NN

Greater Manchester Pakistani Association(GMPA)

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Benefits, Immigration, Racial Issues, Education, IT, Health, Elderly, Debts, Housing, Youth

What kind of Advice?

Benefits
We can help you to find out exactly what benefits you are entitled to, and assist you in your application. We can communicate with the Benefits Agency on your behalf.

Immigration
Whether you are applying for a passport, a visa for British Nationality, Naturalisation, Work Permits, we are experienced in assisting with the completion of application forms and dealing with all kinds of Immigration enquiries.

Racial Issues
The Pakistan Society have a Racial Incident Reporting Help desk, where our staff can liaise with the Police on behalf of victims of any kind of racial incident, carried out in complete confidence.

Education
Find out about studying English as a Second Language at a level that suits your needs. We can help your children to access a school of your choice. Find out about the variety of courses at colleges, and further education establishments, or what entrance requirements you need in order to gain access to University. We aim to have a range of college and university prospectuses at our office, and we can order whichever prospectus you wish to obtain.

IT
We have a dedicated IT training classes, which our members can access .

Health
We aim to have a range of leaflets about health concerns and healthy lifestyles and many of them in community languages. We aim to become member of local Health Library & Resource Centre, and so that we can access information for you on any health related topic, in a community language. We have regular short-term projects on health issues, for example, the Cardiac and Heart Diseases awareness project, a pilot project for elderly people and Women's Health seminars. This is an area where we strive to keep up to date with new health advice or information.

Elderly
We support elderly members to socialise, read and eat together and to enable elderly people to access health information and attend keep-fit classes.

Debts
We can find out what rights you have, and negotiate with your creditors on your behalf. In cases of debt problems, the worst thing to do is nothing, responding to you creditor can help greatly to alleviate the urgency or the debt problem.

Housing
We are happy to help you with any housing concerns, such as applying for Council Housing, problems with landlords, neighbours, repairs, rent arrears, eviction etc. We have application forms for Council Housing by City Council as well as other housing associations who provide affordable, rented accommodation.

Youth
We aim to organise sports clubs for football, cricket and badminton. There is a new a new multicultural club for girls aged 12 - 15 years, with participation in creative arts. This aim to be facilitated by female youth workers and therefore sensitivity and consideration is provided to girls who are from a Muslim family.

"On behalf of the Executive Council, we would like to personally welcome you to the Greater Manchester Pakistani Association (Gmpa). Whether you are a student, professional or a senior citizen looking to opportunities to get together and/or give back to your community, we assure you that you have come to the right organisation. We look forward to meeting you at one of our future events and building a relationship with you. Best of luck in your future endeavours!"

Board of Directors, GMPA

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