Category Archives: YWB News

High Sherrif’s Citizenship Award

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

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A Valentine’s Thank You

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

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… 998… 999 …

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.

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Major funding news!

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

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Xmas event at YMB

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A seasonal thank you…

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Amnesty’s “Write for Rights” Campaign

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

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“There are many vulnerable women in Yarl’s Wood – we are still here.”

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

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Medical Justice wins important case

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

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A Christmas puzzle to raise funds

Do you like doing a crossword puzzle? Well why not do one that will help raise much-needed funds for Yarl’s Wood Befrienders? Everyone who enters this seasonal puzzle will be entered into a draw to win one of five prizes, … Continue reading

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