Information for Commonwealth citizens and other nationalities who have been lawfully resident in the UK for a long time but who do not have documents to demonstrate their status.
Under the Windrush Scheme, you can apply for the necessary documentation for free. You may also be able to apply for British citizenship for free.
Who is eligible for support?
You could be eligible for the Windrush Scheme if you are:
Please see the Windrush Scheme for full details on eligibility.
However, we at Preston Windrush Generation and Descendants UK (PWGD UK Advocacy Services) can assist and help with supporting people/persons who are eligible or have been affected by the Windrush Scandal or wish to rectify their status.
If you are applying from outside the UK you must use the online application form.
The Windrush Taskforce can offer support and guidance to individuals on the Windrush Scheme and how to apply.
The taskforce can also help vulnerable people or those who need additional support.
Contact the taskforce
Telephone: 0800 678 1925 (freephone)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm
If you are overseas, you can email the taskforce and ask them to call you back.
If anyone would like to know more about their STATUS, or the SCHEME and speak to an independent Advocate please email email@example.com or call 07564 732983
Windrush Taskforce surgeries
The Windrush Taskforce has been travelling the country to explain the scheme and answer individual queries. With the support of local organisations, community groups and charities.
Events have taken place in churches, community centres, mosques, gurdwaras and local council buildings.
If you are interested in or would like help hosting an event in your local community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Windrush Compensation Scheme is now open for claims.
For details of our Advocacy Surgeries
You have to research for yourself and find out for you what it is before it bites you on the bum!
Sekeena and I meet people every day that do not realise what Windrush Scandal is about.
The other day, a friend called me and hurled many a thought and asked questions, and then said I will call you back.
Many children, now adults, whose parents are already deceased, feel they cannot prove their status. However you can. Our experience has shown that they wanted to check and verify for themselves and their family that children and their children have status. However, as this gent said, I’ll copy it and give a copy to his children and so they have the information if they need to check their status!
When people call me back they are happy they found their certificate of naturalization and if not, they become fearful and scared.
This week, 2 out of ten people found the documents - the rest were not so lucky and will have to go through the Windrush Scheme to rectify their status. Or citizenship. When? That is up to them - we cannot make them.
PWGD UK are here to help you when you’re ready. All we ask is "don't leave it too long!"
So the reason we are marching and having this campaign is to tell everyone that what happened to Sekeena Muncey, Ian Gonzales, Sam Stewart, Leonardo Passion, Nike, Owen Hailsey, Trevor Rene Many many others is wrong – Wrong and ILLEGAL!