If you are a victim of the Windrush Scandal and want settled immigration status and/or to claim compensation, we would like to hear from you.
Victims of the Windrush scandal can benefit from help and advice on how to settle their immigration status and, if eligible, to claim compensation to right the wrongs that have been done to them.
The Government launched a compensation scheme on 4 April 2019. £200m has been set aside for this as a start. It also set up a Windrush Task Force, which is working with charities and recognised community groups to raise awareness of the scheme around the country. The Task Force is able to provide information on who may be eligible for compensation, what kind of impacts and losses are covered by the scheme and how to apply. They can also explain how immigration status can be settled.
The Government recognises that it has lost the Trust of the Windrush generation and has sought the help of community partners.
CACFO and Windrush Action, a victim led community group that is seeking fair and just compensation, are engaged in this programme. We have organised two public meetings so far (14 Sept and 9 Nov 2019) and plan to resume them when safe after the lockdown is lifted following the Coronavirus crisis. Look out the advertising. In the meantime you can register for one of the online advisory sessions which are currently being arranged or watch the Government video explaining the compensation process.