Brook House IRC

Perimeter Road South
Gatwick Airport
West Sussex RH6 0PQ
Tel: 01293 566500
Tel: 01293 566559 (to arrange visits)

Colnbrook IRC

Colnbrook by Pass
West Drayton UB7 0FX
Tel: 020 8607 5200
Fax: 020 8607 5383

Dungavel House IRC

South Lanarkshire
ML10 6RF
Phone detainees: 01698 395000
Phone Immigration: 01698 395063
Fax: 01698 395079

Harmondsworth IRC

Colnbrook by Pass
West Drayton UB7 0HB
Phone: 020 8283 3850
Fax: 020 8283 3851

Morton Hall IRC

Phone: 015 2266 6700
Fax: 01522 666850

Tinsley House IRC

Perimeter Road South
Gatwick Airport
West Sussex RH6 0PQ
Phone: 01293 434800
Fax: 01293 434846

Yarl’s Wood IRC

Twinwoods Road
MK41 6HL
Phone: 01234 821000

Larne House, STHC, Northern Ireland

2 Hope Street
Antrim BT40 1UR
Phone: 028 282 62070
Fax: 028 282 62071

Manchester Residential Short Term Holding Facility

(formerly Pennine House)
Terminal 2
Manchester Airport M90 4AG
Tel: 0161 489 5702
Fax: 0161 489 5701

Harwich STHC

Harwich Immigration Short Term Holding centre
Parkstone Quay
Phone: 01255 252106

Heathrow Airport STHC

Queens Buildings, Heathrow Airport
020-8564-9726 or 020-8564-9727

Gatwick Airport: STHC

North Terminal 01293 507803
South Terminal 01293 502640


Resources and support groups

Visitor Groups

Visitors groups are groups of volunteers who visit Immigration Removal Centres, Prisons and Short Term Holding Facilities- anywhere a detainee may be held. Volunteers provide support, practical advice and friendship to detainees, and as such are often a lifeline for those in detention. You can find a directory of visitors groups on the website of AVID, the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees


Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK through the provision of legal advice, information and representation combined with research, policy, advocacy and strategic litigation. It provides its services to individuals held under immigration powers in immigration removal centres and prisons.

Medical Justice

Medical Justice is a charity that exposes and challenges inadequate healthcare provision to immigration detainees. Medical Justice challenge instances of medical evidence produced by qualified medics being ignored by the Home office and immigration courts, challenges instances of medical findings by unqualified Home Office officials and immigration judges, and writes medico legal reports. They also deal with medical abuse in detention, including denial of medication and treatment, access to hospital, testing and test results.

Detention Action

Detention Action supports people held in Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centres, near Heathrow Airport in London, and people held under immigration powers in London prisons. They also campaign for an end to detention without time limit and to the practice of detaining people because they have claimed asylum.