Yarl's Wood Befrienders

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Registered address
43 Bromham Road,
Bedford,Bedfordshire
MK40 2AA

Phone
01234 272090

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Charity number
1143160

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befriending visit

Yarl's Wood Befrienders offer both emotional and practical support for the people detained in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre to help them cope with the challenges of detention. Our volunteer visitors are often the only familiar faces not connected to the Immigration Service which people see, so they are a vital source of reassurance, comfort and help.

Our volunteers undertake to visit one or more detainees regularly, listening and caring about what happens to them. Although we cannot affect the outcome of their case, we can help to:

  • reduce their feelings of isolation
  • increase their connectedness with the outside world
  • improve their emotional well-being.

Your donation will help us deliver this work and fund practical support, such as phone credit and basic clothing.

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