Contacting us

If you are interested in becoming a Befriender, we are always looking for volunteers local to the Bedford area.

To contact us regarding someone you know who is detained in Yarl’s Wood, please call us on 01234 867 219. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

To get involved, call us on 01234 867 219 or send us an email at

Our location is Bedford in the UK. If you live further away but are keen to visit, please refer to the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID) website to see if there is an Immigration Removal Centre nearer to you.

If you would like to be kept informed of Yarl’s Wood Befrienders’ news and events, please subscribe to the mailing list to receive our newsletter.

We offer befriending support to people held in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, aiming to reduce their isolation, reinforce their self-esteem and affirm their human dignity.

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