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Individuals who were detained

    As part of the Inquiry, we want to hear from individuals who were detained at Brook House between 1 April 2017 and 31st August 2017. If you were there during this period, we would like to hear from you about your experiences.

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    Lines are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. If you are calling outside those hours, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    Help in other languages

    If you prefer to communicate in a language other than English, please tell us and we can arrange to speak to you through our translation service. Information on the Inquiry is available in 17 languages.

    What can’t we do?

    Unfortunately, we are unable to provide help or advice relating to an individual’s immigration or asylum status as this is outside of the Inquiry’s parameters. If you require any support relating to these issues or have welfare concerns, please contact the organisations below –

    Red Cross
    Can provide urgent welfare assistance to refugees and asylum seekers, and victims of human trafficking.

    Bail for Immigration Detainees Tel 020 7456 9750 (Mon – Thurs 10am – 12 midday)
    Provides legal advice and representation to migrants detained in removal centres and prisons.

    Migrant Help – Free Asylum Helpline 0808 8010 503
    Provides advice and help for migrants.

    Medical Justice – Tel 0207 561 7498
    Offers independent medical advice and assessments to immigration detainees, and writes medico-legal reports and letters outlining significant medical concerns.

    Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group Tel 01293 657070
    Offers support and friendship to detainees held at Gatwick IRC and their families.

    Prison and Probation Ombudsman – Tel lo-call 0845 010 7938 (answerphone service)
    Independent investigation of complaints from those in prison or held in immigration detention.

    Samaritans – or Tel 116 123 for free
    Free listening support for those in need.