How we help

Our volunteer visitors offer vital reassurance, comfort and help, and are often the only non-official faces detainees see.

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Who we help

We help a wide range of detainees, including people seeking asylum, foreign offenders and visa over-stayers.

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Why we help

Many detainees are young, speak no English and know no-one in this country. A listening ear can make a world of difference.

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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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