We aim to improve the quality of life for those who are marginalised by language and culture by increasing awareness of the prison system and their rights by enabling them to access and exercise these rights. We provide a wide range of services to BMER (Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugees) and foreign nationals in UK prisons, and our goal is to ensure that the client’s transition from prison back into the community is as smooth as possible. For those wanting to return to their countries of origin, we provide them with information and assistance they need to do this smoothly.
Our role is to facilitate our clients in re-building their lives and reducing the cycles of re-offending.
Head of Prisons and Community
0207 123 1234 ext 4125
Assessment of government progress in implementing the report on the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons A follow-up report to 2016 review of the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons to the Home Office by Stephen Shaw was published in July. This detailed report also recognised and complimented the services Hibiscus provides: Across all IRCs, I felt that […]
Our team delivered a special workshop to celebrate refugee week on the 25 June with over 40 Yarl’s Wood residents joining the event. Some residents wrote beautiful short stories about their lives and experiences as refugee in the UK on colourful flags. The flags were presented on a beautiful board for everyone to read and […]
The MoJ’s new Female Offender Strategy (published in June 2018) launches a new programme of work to improve outcomes for female offenders and make society safer by tackling the underlying causes of offending. The strategy sets out a vision that custody should be a last resort, reserved for the most serious offences. It highlights that […]
Our CEO Adrienne, Head of International Resettlement and Services to Those Detained Donna and Project Worker Seika travelled to Nigeria between 26th February and 10th March this year. The aim of this visit was inform our work with Nigerian clients and help us deliver our services more effectively and improve on the level of support […]
We are moved by the encouraging feedback from our clients attending a range of sessions and workshops we offer in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre: “This session has really help me a lot, to build up my confidence, my self-esteem, and I am also looking forward to the goals that I want to achieve in […]
Our International Resettlement team were pleased to receive a positive mentioning in a recent report from Heathrow IRC in Harmondsworth: The charity Hibiscus Initiatives provided support to many detainees before release or removal and the local visitors’ group was active and well supported. Read the full report here