External ResourcesLinks to the following sites are intended to signpost other resources and organisations and do not necessarily reflect the views of GDWG.
GDWG awareness-raising project offering the opportunity to reflect on the long and dangerous journeys many refugees have to make to feel war and persecution.
Support Groups for Detainees
The national umbrella organisation for visitors groups to immigration detainees. Includes useful information about the detention estate and helpful links.
Since the closure of Campsfield House detention centre in Oxfordshire the group now support people in detention elsewhere, unaccompanied children in Oxfordshire, advise people on a wide range of immigration issues and teach English to refugees.
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.
The visitors group for Haslar detention centre near Portsmouth.
Supporting people who have experienced immigration detention.
The visitors group for Yarls Wood IRC near Bedford.
Association promoting good practice within immigration law. Produce many useful information sheets updates.
National charity providing free legal advice to asylum seekers and immigrants.
The Law Society’s online directory of solicitors and barristers.
Independent body that regulates and registers legal advisers. Find here how to make a complaint about poor legal representation.
Site that will locate your local MP.
Home Office department dealing with responsibility for immigration.
Other Useful Sites
International human rights organisation – produce reports on individual countries.
Charity providing advice and legal representation to asylum seekers and refugees.
Organisation who advice and information about entitlements to accommodation and financial support for asylum seekers.
Organisation that provides care and rehabilitation to survivors of torture.
Produces human rights reports on individual countries.
Published reports into the asylum system in the UK. Website archived.
A human rights organisation that challenges injustice, defends freedom and campaigns to make sure everyone in the UK is treated fairly. They have a helpline to support people in detention with making a complaint about their treatment.
Doctors and other experts helping people access their medical rights from detention.
News website with links to many of the world’s newspapers.
Try to restore contact between families separated by armed conflict or natural disaster.
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.
Voluntary organisation providing advice on anti-deportation campaigns.
Working to support trafficked people in the UK.
The UN refugee agency – useful site with news on current refugee crises and refugee convention.
Local Brighton group supporting destitute asylum seekers in the community.