Regime information for Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre


Business studies, information and communication technology programmes, Skills for Life literacy, numeracy and ESOL (full-time, part-time and evening classes), life skills programmes such as “Preparation for Work” and budgeting and money management. Vocational training in barbering to NVQ level. Art and design courses, catering and hospitality NVQ within the kitchen. In the industrial workshops, work based learning programmes such as the NVQ in ‘performing manufacturing operations.

An active gardens department offers a range of vocational qualifications including recycling. Language Line and local translators are used to assist foreign nationals.


Morton Hall has type 2 healthcare status, trained nurses and allied healthcare professionals are on site in the Healthcare Centre 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  Provision is for comprehensive primary care and mental health services.  There are visiting dental and optometry services, and counselling available.  There is GP provision 7 days per week, including out-of-hours cover 24 hours per day.  The Healthcare Centre will refer, as clinically indicated, to relevant departments at Lincoln and Newark hospitals and consultants at hospitals in the area.  Initiatives with gym and catering to promote healthy living are being developed.  As a proactive IRC healthcare, there will be a robust health promotion strategy and specialist nurse clinics provided.


Caterers are employed by HMPPS.  Chefs are trained/or training to be assessors, NVQ level 1 & 2 in food preparation & cooking and Royal Society for the Promotion of Health Foundation Food Hygiene course.    There is a pre-select menu which is constantly evolving according to detainee preferences, seasonal availability of produce, and which caters for a range of cultural diets.

Butler Trust Winners 2010

For diversity work and for work with foreign national prisoners.

Investors in PeopleThe Centre received the IIP Silver award March 2011.

Morton Hall's identified strengths are:

  • People issues
  • Leadership
  • Consultation with users
  • Partnership and joined up working

Future Developments

Morton Hall opened as an immigration removal centre in May 2011. Our aim is to provide a high quality service in which men from around the world are treated with decency and helped to prepare for their return home.

Our priorities are:

  • Delivery - We will ensure that we deliver to the expectations set by the Home Office, HMPPS, HMCIP and IMB
  • Decency – We will ensure that a high quality service is provided that matches the best standards of public service. We will assist people to maintain contact with families and legal advisors, and provide an active and varied regime that meets the needs of detainees
  • Diversity – We will ensure that staff and detainees have opportunities to collaborate and build solidarity. We will value difference and the opportunity to live and work with people from around the world
  • Development – We will provide imaginative ways to develop individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole.
Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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