The Windrush scandal not only exposed how the Home Office’s hostile environment policies affected tens of thousands of people originally from Commonwealth countries, who came to the UK after the Second World War and who were wrongly treated as illegal residents, but it exposed the extent these policies had on these people, known as the Windrush Generation.
Many lost their jobs, their homes, were denied free health care and access to public services; were unable to visit loved ones abroad, some detained and deported and above all, lost their dignity and identity.
The Windrush Compensation Scheme was set up in April 2019 by the Home Office for those whose lives had been affected by the Windrush scandal, to receive payments. Payments for loss of employment and benefits, unable to access education, health care and other services; for emotional distress and trauma and other forms of hardship.
United Legal Access has been actively supporting individuals who have been impacted by the Windrush scandal since August 2019 and is committed to continue supporting individuals and communities with their compensation claim until the scheme ends in April 2023. We understand that compensation claims can be complex and require the knowledge and expertise of legal practitioners to help get the best possible outcome.
For those who have already completed their application to the scheme and received an offer of compensation from the Home Office, we strongly advise that you seek independent legal advice before accepting any offer, to make sure that what they are offering you is fair and truly reflects the impact the scandal has had on your life.
How we can help:
• Assist you with starting your application to the compensation scheme and gathering the information and evidence needed to support your claim
• Review completed applications before they are sent off
• Review compensation offers before acceptance
Get in touch with us, if you or a family member has been affected by the Windrush scandal, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org