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Life inside a detention centre can be a lonely and uncertain experience. Being separated from friends and family can leave many people feeling cut off. It can also be a confusing time.

If you’re feeling like this and would like to speak to someone, we are here for you. Get in touch, contact us.

We are a small charity. We are not part of Morton Hall IRC, Her Majesty’s Prison Service or the Home Office. We are completely independent.

Our aim is to improve the lives of people in detention. We do this through providing friendship and support.

We match people living in detention with one of our volunteers and offer face-to-face, one-on-one visits at Morton Hall. Our visitors are here to listen to you and talk with you about anything, just as a friend would do.  Our visitors may also be able to offer some practical support and provide information about other organisations that could help you. Our volunteers cannot provide legal advice, but they may be able to put you in contact with those who can.

While COVID-19 restrictions are in place and visitors are unable to attend Morton Hall in person, we are offering weekly telephone support. We will offer face-to-face visits again as soon as Morton Hall permits us to.

We will keep anything you share with us completely private. We will not give any information about you to anyone else, unless you have agreed to this first or we think there is an issue with your safety. We will never use information that could identify you without your permission.

To be matched with a visitor, please complete the below form.

You can also text your name, phone number and identity number (beginning with an A) to 07758 604293 or leave a message on our answering machine. We will call you back Monday to Friday between 9-5 and arrange for a visitor to call you.

If you are under 18 years old, are having medical problems or are finding it very difficult to cope, please tell us when you first contact us.

Complete form to be matched with a visitor

Name of person in detention

Identity Number (of person in detention)

Phone Number of person in detention

Name of person making this referral, if different from the person in detention

Do you need an interpreter?

Please share any other information you feel may be helpful.

If you are in immigration detention, or worried about being held in detention, keep this leaflet.