Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group

Supporting people affected by immigration detention

Are you in detention at Tinsley House or Brook House IRC’s? Call us on 0800 389 4367

Find out more

Are You In Detention?

If you or someone you know are currently being detained at Gatwick, you can find information on what you can do here.

Immigration Detention

Find out more about immigration detention and why we support people being held there.

Get Involved

If you would like to support our work or are already volunteering for us, find everything you need here.

GDWG 25th birthday

If you would like to make a birthday donation to GDWG, find out more here.

Could you be our new Treasurer?


We are a looking for a new Treasurer to sit on our Board of Trustees and oversee the financial affairs of GDWG. The role requires a person who can both understand and contribute to the big picture and strategic issues and also manage detail and undertake substantive financial and accounting work. 

Help us mark our 25th birthday


We are recognising 25 years of GDWG friendship and support for people in immigration detention. Become a Friend of GDWG and help us mark our 25th birthday. 

Refugee Tales


Refugee Tales is an outreach project of Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group inspired by the experiences of men held in immigration detention at Gatwick and the work of the Group in 20 years of visiting.

28 Tales for 28 Days

#28for28 calls for a time limit of 28 days for detention through 28 tales of the detention experience voiced by actors and writers.

GDWG helps us to gain more insight into the problems faced by detainees, as well as the general system they are contained in. They are insightful, aware, compassionate, and dedicated. Overall, we see their input as an integral part of the psycho-social system and without them, life for the detainees would be even more unbearable. Maeve Crowley

Former Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Tinsley House

Our patrons are:

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

“I am proud to support the work of GDWG, who carry out invaluable work helping and befriending one of the most isolated groups in the UK.”

Lord Navnit Dholakia OBE

“You and your members bring sanity to the highly charged issue of immigration and asylum matter. I value your work immensely.”