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Interview: Heather Jones co-ordinator of Yarl’s Wood Befrienders

‘I’m the worst person in the world about staying detached’

We aim to affirm human dignity, and restore self-esteem, by listening and offering befriending support. Together with Tim, our other co-ordinator, I visit everyone who asks us to visit. We ask about what has happened to them, and see if there is anything practical we can suggest: booking at the legal surgery to see a solicitor, attending a work­shop about applying for bail, refer­ring them to one of the specialist charities who work with people in detention. Medical ...

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