Helen speaks about the need for independent advice for Windrush Citizens

Last week the Home Secretary opened the compensation scheme for victims of the Windrush scandal. Following the announcement, the Home Office arranged a meeting in Brixton about the compensation scheme at just a day's notice. This isn't acceptable, as there will be many who need to know about the scheme who won't have been there.

I am concerned that without fully funding independent advice, many who have suffered may be unable to claim or unwilling to approach the Home Office directly. Justice for the Windrush generation requires extensive information and awareness raising, a reasonable burden of proof to access compensation and independent advice. 


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  • Helen Hayes
    published this page in News 2019-08-05 14:08:42 +0100