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. 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, Cantonese, Hakka, Shanghainese, Fujian, Vietnamese and Malay. Our Centre has been supporting people across the United Kingdom since 1982 and is based in London Chinatown. We are a Registered Charity and a Social Enterprise. The Centre also organises a range of cultural and social activities and partnership work for the benefit of the community.