Women's Support Project

‘Women Together Against Abuse’-WTAA

(Domestic Violence Support for Chinese Women)

CIAC’s Women’s Support Project is funded by London Councils. We are dedicated to helping Chinese women and families who are struggling or in distress. Much of our work focuses on helping Chinese women who have been victims of domestic violence, but we have also helped women to access the support they need on a variety of different issues, ranging from parenting to welfare benefits.

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Project

In July 2001, CIAC set up a support service for asylum seekers and refugees. This meant that for the first time we were able to offer ongoing social welfare casework and advocacy for this client group, complimenting CIAC’s traditional expertise in immigration and asylum law. The support project provides sign-posting, advice and support on all aspects of social welfare, including accessing National Asylum Support service (NASS) and mainstream benefits, housing, employment and education.

Information Development

CIAC's Information Development service focuses on providing information that is beneficial to our service users and other London Chinese organisations.

Resource Library

We operate a bilingual section at the Charing Cross Public Library.  Chinese publications on health, welfare, arts and UK law are available.

Legal Advice Service

(1) Immigration Law

CIAC offers in-depth advice on all aspects of immigration law. In particular, we can help you if your problems relate to asylum, future leave to remain, student visas, EEC family members, spouse visas, or family reunion applications. We also undertake casework and provide representation for immigration appeals, as well as supporting other Chinese organisations on immigration issues.

Under Construction

The Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC) was established in 1982. We are a UK charity offering free legal advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people living in the UK. We have been funded by the London Councils, Bridge House Trust Fund, Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, the previous Legal Services Commission, Lloyds-TSB Foundation, Rayne Foundation, Tudor Trust, City Parochial Foundation, Nationwide Foundation, Home Office and Awards for All.

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