Links to the following sites are intended to signpost other resources and organisations and do not necessarily reflect the views of GDWG.
AVID (Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees)
The national umbrella organisation for visitors groups to immigration detainees. Includes useful information about the detention estate and helpful links.
Support detainees held at Campsfield House detention centre in Oxfordshire.
BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees)
A small charity that prepares and presents bail applications for detainees.
The visitors group for Harmondsworth and Colnbrook detention centres at Heathrow, and national campaigning organisation on detention issues
Dover Visitors Group
The visitors group for Dover detention centre.
Haslar Visitors Group
The visitors group for Haslar detention centre near Portsmouth.
Yarls Wood Befrienders
The visitors group for Yarls Wood IRC near Bedford.
ILPA (Immigration Law Practitioners' Association)
Association promoting good practice within immigration law. Produce many useful information sheets updates.
JCWI (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants)
National charity providing free legal advice to asylum seekers and immigrants.
Law Society - solicitors online database
The Law Society's online directory of solicitors and barristers.
Legal Services Commission
Provide a directory of legal advisers across the UK.
OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner)
Independent body that regulates and registers legal advisers.
Find your MP
Site that will locate your local MP.
UKBA (Borders Agency - the new name for the Home Office department concerned with immigration)
Home Office department dealing with responsibility for immigration.
International human rights organisation - produce reports on individual countries.
Charity providing advice and legal representation to asylum seekers and refugees.
Asylum Support Appeals Project
Organisation who advice and information about entitlements to accomodation and financial support for asylum seekers.
Awards for All
Lottery funder, who have supported us financially.
Barbed Wire Britain
Group that campaigns against refugee and migrant detention.
Human Rights Watch
Produces human rights reports on individual countries.
Independent Asylum Commission
Recently publised reports into the asylum system in the UK.
Freedom From Torture (formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture)
Organisation that provides care and rehabilitation to survivors of torture.
Medical Justice Network
Network of asylum detainees, doctors and other experts helping people access their medical rights from detention.
NCADC (National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigners)
Voluntary organisation providing advice on anti-deportation campaigns.
News website with links to many of the world's newspapers.
Red Cross International Tracing and Message Service
Try to restore contact between families separated by armed conflict or natural disaster.
Red Cross Refugee Services
The British Red Cross provide practical and emotional support to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Their website highlights a number of services and educational resources for refugees and asylum seekers.
Refugee Action is an independent national charity that works with refugees to build new lives in the UK.
National charity campaigning and providing practical assistance for asylum seekers and refugees.
STOP (Trafficking UK)
Working to support trafficked people in the UK.
UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
The UN refugee agency - useful site with news on current refugee crises and refugee convention.
Young People Seeking Safety
A network of individuals and organisations promoting the rights and safety of unaccompanied young people seeking asylum in the UK.
Brighton Voices in Exile
Local Brighton group supporting destitute asylum seekers in the community.
In 2011, we assisted 88 detainees with travel costs for their friends or families to come to visit them while they were detained at Gatwick.
We helped 652 detainees keep in touch with friends, family and solicitors by providing international phonecards in 2011.
GDWG provided clothing to 343 detainees in 2011, many of whom arrive at the centre with little more than what they are standing up in.
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