Category Archives: YWB News

Exciting Job Opportunity at YWB!

We are currently recruiting for the role of Coordinator, to cover maternity leave for up to 14 months. The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd September and interviews will take place on Tuesday 3rd October at our offices in … Continue reading

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Photos from Annual Meeting 2017

As promised, here is a gallery of photos from the Annual Meeting – including some of the Bedford Music in Detention choir and the performance of The Bundle, an asylum seeker’s story, by the Journeymen Theatre.

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It’s nice to get…

… heartfelt appreciation once in a while. One of our Befrienders recently received a card from one of the detainees expressing the following sentiments which we’d like to share with you: I really appreciated knowing you and may God richly bless … Continue reading

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Successful Annual Meeting

We are pleased to tell you that we had a very successful Annual Meeting on the 5th July – 44 people attended. Thank you all for coming along. It was great to be able to tell you all how far we … Continue reading

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Sessions cancelled

Due to a sudden over-abundance of Befrienders at the moment (a lovely problem to be having), we have decided to cancel the training and selection day that was due to take place in October. Also, we are running just one more information … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Report

If you have not read it yet, we have our Annual Report available. It is good to remind ourselves of all we have achieved in the last 12 months.

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IMB 2016 Annual Report on YWIRC

The Independent Monitoring Board’s latest Annual Report on Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre is now available (published 26 June 2017). It covers the changes they have noted since last year, together with a new set of recommendations moving forward. They acknowledge … Continue reading

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Christmas Party 2016 photos

Just to remind you what a fun time we had, here are some photos of last year’s Christmas party, with apologies that it took us so long…

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Fundraising Choir Event – 17th June

For a fun, song-filled evening, please support this event in Rushden. Thank you. All details are on the lovely poster.

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Update from Thyme2Grow

Following a tense few weeks, the Gardening at Yarl’s Wood Crowd funding campaign reached it’s all-or-nothing target amidst great excitement just before Easter. In total it raised start-up funding of £5,658 donated by 138 supporters. In particular Bedfordia Group Ltd, … Continue reading

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