A meeting will take place tonight (Monday November 18) in Solihull to provide free advice to anyone affected by the Windrush Scandal.
The session, part of a wider campaign, will be taking place at the New Testament Church of God in Kingshurst, Solihull, and aims to help people claim benefits and legal advice following the fallout from the Windrush Scandal.
The session is being run by Dr Desmond Jaddoo, Chairman and Co-founder of The Windrush Movement UK, and Rachel Okello, an Immigration solicitor.
Dr Jaddoo said that he views this programme as being “an acknowledgement by the government that mistakes have been made” and they need to reach out and “address the losses that the people have suffered.”
The session tonight will also be attended by representatives from the Windrush Compensation team and the Home Office task force, and is open to anyone who has concerns or queries about potential legal action.
The Windrush scandal, which came to light last year, concerned wrongly detained or deported British citizens, many of those related to the so-called ‘Windrush Generation’. Dr Jaddoo expressed concern that this would become a ‘buzzword’ in the run up to next month’s election.
Tonight’s event is part of a wider scheme by the Home Office, and will be running throughout the region.