News

GDWG welcomes new Director, Anna Pincus

This week Anna Pincus was appointed Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group's (GDWG) new Director. Today is her first official day in the new post after working as Acting Director since December. Anna has worked with GDWG for over 10 years as a senior caseworker and Refugee...

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Our winter newsletter is out now

In this newsletter we reflect on our many successes and the challenges we faced in 2018, present poetry from school students written to welcome Refugee Tales walkers, bring you updates on UK immigration policy and much more! Read it...

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Christmas Wishes

Marie Dewson, Chair of Trustees writes to our volunteers and supporters: 'Thank you for everything you do for our clients and therefore for GDWG. Without you we could not reach out, befriend and show the infinite kindness which you demonstrate at all times. In a...

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We are recruiting for a new Coordinator

GDWG are looking for a new Senior Advocacy Coordinator / Advocacy Coordinator.  Please see full details, job description and person specification. Please see application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.  Please contact me (James@gdwg.org.uk / 01293...

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Campsfield IRC to close

On 9th November, the Home Office announced the planned closure of Campsfield immigration removal centre (IRC) by May 2019.  You can read the Home Office statement here and the response from Detention...

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Our new video project launches today

For the next 28 days, we will be released a new video each day, featuring celebrities reading stories of people detained and those who support them, calling for a 28-day time limit for detention.  You can watch the videos here as they are released - today's video...

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We are looking for new trustees

We are looking for new trustees to join GDWG's board at an exciting and challenging time for the charity. Please see further details here, role description, and application form.  The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 14th October. Please contact James...

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Our response to HMIP’s report on Tinsley House

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) today published their reports on Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) and the adjacent pre-departure accommodation (which holds detained families).  You can read both reports and HMIP’s accompanying press release...

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Our summer newsletter is out now

We are reflecting on the success of the fourth year of our Refugee Tales project, considering further the impact of Stephen Shaw's review, and taking stock as we respond to the rising needs in the Gatwick IRCs.  You can download a...

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