Imagine being held in prison like conditions, indefinitely, because of your immigration status. Imagine being isolated from friends and family, with little certainty about the future. Imagine fleeing violence and persecution only to spend months or even years in limbo; a victim of the hostile environment.
Now imagine what a difference regular contact with a friendly, empathetic and non-judgemental person could make.
Morton Hall Visitors Group has provided emotional support and practical help to people detained indefinitely under Immigration Act powers at the remote Immigration Removal Centre in Lincolnshire for a decade.
Since 2011, we have nurtured a group of skilled and dedicated volunteers, who have supported hundreds of people living in detention at Morton Hall.
People living with HIV in IRCs are entitled to the same level of healthcare and patient rights as those in wider society. The Home Office must do better. https://www.nat.org.uk/blog/hiv-and-immigration-removal-centres https://www.nat.org.uk/blog/hiv-and-immigration-removal-centres
Earlier this year, the UK government used sanctions against the Zimbabwe regime for brutal and ongoing human rights abuses. Tomorrow, they plan to forcibly deport 150 people seeking sanctuary from that regime. Please show solidarity: https://www.change.org/p/uk-home-office-stop-the-charter-flight-deportations-to-zimbabwe #Zimbabwe150