Who We Are
We are a not for profit organisation working in partnership with our local community, Wolverhampton University and other prominent campaigners. A new grassroots organisation. We are also part of the network of other Windrush organisations providing services across the UK.
The service will be delivered by qualified legal professionals and volunteer caseworkers for those living and working in Wolverhampton and the Black Country.
We do not work with the Home Office. We work independently.
meet the team
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Solicitor and Co-Founder
"We have considered that this service is most definitely needed for the people of Wolverhampton and the Black Country"
Maureen Mitchell, Co-Founder
Social Commentor and Windrush Campaigner
"Access to legal assistance is still a major barrier and this new Windrush Service...is an important step forward".
Dr Patrick Vernon OBE, Co-Founder
Criminal Lawyer and Poet
"I am honoured to be part of an organisation that is helping to support the victims of the Windrush Scandal achieve the justice they deserve."
Maurice Malcolm, Trustee
OUR VISION STATEMENT
We believe that access to legal assistance should not be limited because of funding, especially to those who are being denied their legal rights.
Ways We Help
We can assist you with completing the compensation form , where you could receive an initial £10,000 dependent on your claim.
If you are undocumented we can assist you by obtaining your documents free of charge.
Have you or your family members been affected by the Home Office's "Hostile Environment"?
Have you suffered any financial loss or emotional stress as a result?
Do you reside in the Wolverhampton & Black Country Area?
Contact our friendly and professional team to see if we can help.
THE WINDRUSH GENERATION
This group is commonly referred to as the Windrush Generation but includes anyone who came to the UK from commonwealth countries between 1948 and 1971.
As the Carribean was, at the time, a part of the British commonwealth, those who arrived were automatically British subjects and free to permanently live and work in the UK.
The Windrush Scandal began to surface in 2017 after it emerged that hundreds of commonwealth citizens, many of whom were from the "Windrush Generation" had been wrongly detained, deported and denied legal rights.
paulette wilson 1956-2020
This service has been inspired by the death of Paulette Wilson, who was a resident of Wolverhampton and one of the co-campaigners whose story brought the "Windrush Scandal" to the attention of the media.
After Paulette's experience with the Home Office, she sough to raise awareness and to campaign to end the Home Office's "Hostile Environment".
The story of Paulette Wilson - A UK resident since 1968 freed from removal centre
Co-Founder Patrick Vernon - The history of Windrush you didn't know about
We are currently looking for volunteer outreach assistants that can ecourage and engage member of the community who have been affected by the "Windrush Scandal"
If you have a few hours a week to assist our organisation supporting those who have been affected, contact us on the details provided for more information.
Call on 01902 382542 or 07591153828 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org