In May 2018, the Home Secretary launched a call for evidence to help shape a bespoke compensation scheme for members of the Windrush generation. This was declared “the first step to establishing the scheme for those who have suffered financial loss because of difficulties proving their immigration status”. On 6th June, we published our response to the Windrush…
TODAY we ask you to give to our urgent CrowdJustice fundraiser: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/nextgenjustice/ Without access to justice, the most vulnerable in our society are denied benefits they need, housing and employment rights and more. In 2016, the Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) opened because dedicated members of our community came together as volunteers to say: something must…
Windrush compensation scheme consultation Response of the Greater Manchester Law Centre 159 Princess Rd, Manchester M14 4RE We are a recently opened Law Centre who specialise in Welfare Benefits. We set out below one of the ‘Windrush’ affected benefits cases we have dealt with. We are also based in the heart of Moss Side in…
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We stand in solidarity with those affected by the appalling treatment of the Windrush generation. At our premises in Moss Side, Manchester, we have been receiving dozens of inquiries from our local community worried about their immigration status. Whilst GMLC currently does not offer immigration advice, we offer some guidance for those affected.
But we also say that this scandal was not an anomaly, but a consequence of the Government’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy. We are campaigning for a change in the law to protect people’s rights.
This post is regularly updated, as new information becomes available.
We need new laws so that Windrush never happens again
“We can’t just scrabble to give advice to people queuing out the door. The focus needs to be on challenging legislation and the treatment of migrants as a whole” says GMLC employee Roz Burgin.