Yarl’s Wood Befrienders
We aim to affirm human dignity and restore self-esteem by listening and offering befriending support.

Yarl’s Wood Befrienders provides emotional and practical support for the people held in Yarl’s Wood IRC, helping them cope with the challenges of detention. We aim to reduce their feelings of isolation, increase connectedness with the outside world, and improve their emotional well-being.

Helping you

To contact us if you — or someone you know who is detained in Yarl’s Wood — need help, call us on 01234 272090. If your call is not answered, please leave us a message and we will return your call as soon as we can. Or you can send us an email on info@ywbefrienders.org


Helping us

To find out about all the ways you can help us, follow Getting Involved

You can also donate to us online by following this link:

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

And you can now even make a donation from your mobile phone, up to a value of £10: