Support for former detainees

The Ex Detainee Project 

This project is run by Samphire (formerly Dover Detainee Visitors Group). It is a national project to help those leaving detention access information, advice and support on various issues: healthcare, housing, welfare, and housing. 




The project can:

  • Provide advice: they have a telephone helpline for ex detainees to call for support
  • Help you access further services: they can signpost you to other sources of support such as legal representation and healthcare in your area
  • Help with travel expenses: for example to reporting centres or to see the doctor
  • Provide emergency support: they can help you with emergency accommodation or food vouchers, or clothes
  • Raise awareness and influence the policy sphere 

Samphire website 

Advice line: 0800 917 9397 or 01304 201 535 (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am – 1pm)