Samphire is a charity which is independent of the UK Government. It runs a project to help ex-detainees access housing, legal representation, healthcare and welfare support in their local areas. The project is nationwide, and where possible Samphire seeks to help ex-detainees who have been held in any of the UK's Immigration Removal Centres.  

What the project does:

  • Provides general advice after release from detention
  • Reimburses travel expenses to reporting centres, doctors, hospitals, dentists, lawyers, etc.
  • Provides emergency accommodation and emergency food vouchers
  • Provides clothes or vouchers to buy some clothes
  • Organises an annual conference on ex-detainee needs and issues to serve as a forum for information exchange and the establishment of best practice guidelines

Call the project on: 0800 917 93 97 or 01304 201 535 (these advice lines are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10.00 and 13.00)

Send the project a text message: 07714 490981

Email the project on: [email protected]

Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is a registered Charity No. 1077187. Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 03803669. Accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Ref. No. N200100147. We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to best practice in fundraising and follow the standards for fundraising as set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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