Learn more about similar groups and organisations, which provide support to foreign nationals around the country.

  • Independent Monitoring Boards monitors fair and humane treatment of prisoners and immigrants in detention, regularly reporting to prison senior management and playing a vital role in upholding the rule of law and decent standards in a custodial environment
  • Change Grow Live – helping prisoners with a range of things, including physical and mental health, addiction, education, training, and relationships with family and friends.
  • Out There provides emotional and practical support and an information service for families of prisoners in Greater Manchester
  • PACT – the Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families. We support people to make a fresh start, and minimise the harm that can be caused by imprisonment to people who have committed offences, to families and to communities.
  • Shannon Trust supports thousands of prisoners a year to transform their lives by unlocking the power of reading: inspires and trains prisoners who can read to teach prisoners who can’t so they’re better set up for a positive future.
  • St Giles Trust shows people there is a way to build a better future for themselves and those they care about – and help them create this through support, advice and training.
  • Nacro helps to reduce crime and reoffending and make communities safer by delivering practical support and providing information, advice and guidance targeting, in particular, mental health problems, substance misuse issues, learning difficulties and trauma.
  • Migrants Organise an award winning, grass roots platform where migrants, refugees connect, build common ground, organise for dignity and justice for all.
  • AVID, the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees. Avid provides support to volunteers and befrienders.
  • Larne House Visitors Group, befrienders and support group for immigration detainees at Larne House in Northern Ireland.
  • Yarl’s Wood Befrienders: befrienders group and support team for detainees as Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, Milton Keynes.
  • MIDST: support and detainee group for immigration detainees at HM Manchester Prison.
  • Scottish Detainee Visitors Group supports people in Dungavel and influencing policy on detention.
  • Prisoners’ Penfriends provides penfriends, from the community outside prison, for prisoners in England and Wales.