A public event is being held in Thornton Heath this weekend, where residents affected by the Windrush Scandal can find out more about claiming compensation.
The event is one of a series being held by the Home Office across the UK, to inform people of the Windrush Compensation Scheme and is part of their work with charities and recognised community groups.
One such charity is Croydon African Caribbean Family Organisation (CACFO) UK which is chaired by Councillor Callton Young, who is working with Windrush Action to secure fair and just compensation for Windrush victims.
Taking place on Saturday 14 September at CACFO UK on 40 Northwood Road between 11am and 1pm, the session will provide information on who may be eligible for compensation, what kind of impacts and losses are covered by the scheme and how to apply.
Members of the Windrush Taskforce, set up to help those affected by the Windrush Scandal, will be on hand to answer any questions attendees may have and moral support from community members will also be available for residents who are nervous or unsure.
Councillor Young said: “Hosting the Home Office event in Thornton Heath ward is particularly important because the area is home to the largest number of West Indians of any ward in London and therefore, potential interest in the Windrush Compensation Scheme is likely to be high.”
Anyone unable to make the event can contact the Home Office’s dedicated helpline on 0800 678 1925 or email WindrushCompensationScheme@homeoffice.gov.uk Alternatively find out more at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/windrush-compensation-scheme