Category Archives: Befriender Info
On 21st February, we attended this year’s High Sheriff’s Citizenship Awards which recognise achievement and honour the positive work of local volunteers, charities and community groups. We are pleased (and a little surprised) to let you know that we received … Continue reading
We are happy to share with you this lovely handmade card presented to us by a current detainee to tell us how they feel. It’s good to see how much they appreciate what we do and how amazing it is … Continue reading
We are celebrating our 1000th visitor to the Thursday drop-in – quite an achievement in a little over 10 months. This has far exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to adding a second session in the future.
After working hard on our application since mid-2016, we are very pleased to tell you that we have been awarded a Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities Grant. This gives us the financial security to plan the next three years, and … Continue reading
This year, Amnesty International supporters will be writing to immigration detainees across the country as part of the national Write for Rights Campaign. Each year, there are different international groups and individuals who receive such letters of support from AI members, … Continue reading
The latest report by Women for Refugee Women follows on from their previous reports, Detained and I Am Human. The report is based on responses from 26 women between May-September 2017 who have claimed asylum and been detained since the Adults at Risk … Continue reading
The High Court rules that the Government redefinition of torture in immigration detention policy is unlawful. A group of unlawfully detained torture victims have been successful in their legal challenge. The ruling found that the Home Office narrowing the definition … Continue reading