Are You in Detention?

Information and resources for people currently detained under immigration powers and those who have been released from detention


If you are detained in Brook House or Tinsley House IRCs, there are a range of ways we may be able to help you.  We can provide a volunteer visitor to offer befriending and emotional support.  We can help you with practical challenges such as contacting your solicitor or accessing healthcare.  And we can provide items such as phone cards and second-hand clothing.

Please call us on 0800 389 4367 (freephone) or 01293 657070.  Our office is open for calls between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.  At other times, please leave us a voicemail with your phone number and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  You can also email us at or fax us: 01293 544916.

We also produce resources which may be useful at the point when you leave detention:

CITY Information Packs

Information packs for detainees being released to the following UK cities. Birmingham | Bradford | Leeds | Newcastle |

THIRD COUNTRY Information Packs

Information packs for those being sent to a ‘safe third country’ under the Dublin Convention. Austria | France | Germany | Greece | Italy | Netherlands | Spain |