“We are the people who can change everything”: immigration detention has met its match

Our double-bill of Manchester detention workshops seemed to, inadvertently, involve very inauspicious timings.  Our first workshop in the series, on preparing in case of immigration detention, was on the day that local activist Dianne Ngoza was detained at Dallas Court (the Home Office reporting centre in Salford).  Dianne is very well connected and an active member of […]

Signing support: lessons from Manchester

Yesterday on the blog, we wrote about the importance of preparing in case of being detained, and the different things you can think about and get ready in case the worst happens to you.  One of the most important aspects of this is having a system in place so that if you are detained, people […]

The impact of detention on LGBT communities

This article was written for Unlocking Detention by Nina Held and Karen Smith, volunteers at Lesbian Immigration Support Group in Manchester. This article was originally published by Justice Gap. The UK is the only European country that detains people indefinitely. If you get a prison sentence you know when you will be released, if you […]