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11th January 2021

Windrush Generation take legal action against the Home Secretary for her continued failure to right a historic injustice

We are applying for a Judicial Review against the Home Secretary Priti Patel for refusing to amend the laws which deprived many of their British citizenship, despite them having lived most of their lives in the UK. We are calling for a 'Windrush Act' to ensure no Windrush survivor or their descendents risk being treated as foreigners in their own country in the future.

We are also calling for a minimum £10,000 reparation for all Windrush victims to compensate for what they have already suffered.

Read Press Statement 11th january 2021

5th January 2021

Give the Windrush Generation their Citizenship back! Pass the Windrush Act!

Anthony Brown’s letter of 22nd June 2020 to the Home Secretary requested the following actions to be taken:

1) All people who were born as either British Subjects prior to 1948 or as Citizens of the UK and Colonies post-1948 and who had been settled in the UK for a period of 5 years by 1 January 1983, should, for the purposes of the Immigration Act 1971 and the British Nationality Act 1981, be treated as having continued to be Citizens of the UK and Colonies throughout this period irrespective of the impact of any independence legislation passed in relation to their countries of origin.

2) An additional payment should be made on top of any compensation to everyone that successfully applies to the Windrush Scheme from the Caribbean who came before 1st January 1973 of £10,000 automatically as a symbolic payment of reparation for the harm cited in recommendation (1) of the Wendy Williams Windrush Lessons Learned Review.

Read Press Statement 5th January 2021

Granada Reports

In case you missed our feature on ITV Granada Reports the other day, here is the link
https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2020-12-30/preston-windrush-generation-volunteers-serving-soul-food-to-vulnerable-search-for-permanent-base

Please share with family, colleagues and friends, also councillors and MPS


Xavier Sanctuary

Pictures and videos from our year at the Xavier Sanctuary, Sharoe Green Lane Fulwood where the Windrush Community Response prepares and cooks meals.


Dave Williams -Slver Afro - Santa comes to WCR KITCHEN - Funny


Preston Windrush Christmas Day Meal 2020


WCR Chris Warren - Live preparations on Xmas Eve


We are ready for WCR XMAS


We would like to wish all our volunteers and recipients (Windrush seniors and the Wider community of Preston, Lancashire) all those who have donated, Windrush Defenders, WD Legal C.I.C. - FreeTalk Family! Windrush Community here in the UK and abroad! Joel & Alyson Malach (Equality and Diversity UK) Windrush National Organisation, and Preston City Council their help and support to make these 34 weeks so far amidst the challenges of COVID 19

Best wishes for the new year. Love Sekeena, Glenda, Anthony and the PWGD UK Team

Latest videos - December 2020

Marks Projects - Windrush Community Windrush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxCAChF_Sdk

This is Christmas Windrush - By Ashton & Riversway PACT in Preston - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRmw91f_t0Y

Silver AFro TV - Dominica & Friends - Preston https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZHVE75YOwI
 We look back to 2020- Community outreach - Windrush Community Response


Windrush Lives

Windrush Lives is more than an organisation We are real victims with real cases

Join the campaign that speaks for you and every victim of the windrush scandal

Website: http://www.windrushlives.co.uk

Email: windrush.lives@gmail.com


Burning Work in the wake of Windrush: The Report

The Windrush Defenders Legal C.I.C. digital forum joined forces with the West Indian Sports and Social Club, Louise Da-Cocodia Education Trust and Arawak Walton Housing Association to bridge insights from community testimony, research, and legal analysis.

Inspired by the testimony of the Windrush Generation, the aim of the digital forum was to amplify and coordinate the "Burning Work" of key community figures tackling racial disparities in areas of community cohesion, criminal justice, education, health and work.

This report was created collectively in the weeks after the event and aims to translate the digital forum into a form which can be used as a resource by the community from which it was produced and archived for the political education of future generations.


URGENT PAY WINDRUSH COMPENSATION – STOP DEPORTATIONS 

Windrush Scandal 

Template letter/email to MPs re the HS response to AB Letter – PAY WINDRUSH COMPENSATION – STOP DEPORTATIONS                           

Our address:

Date:

PAY WINDRUSH COMPENSATION – STOP DEPORTATIONS

Dear (Insert name)

We/I (Insert our organisation) regret the resignation of Former senior Home Office employee Alexandra Ankrah who reportedly says some colleagues showed ‘complete lack of humanity’ in processing Windrush Scandal compensation claims.

(Insert your organisation) notes the letter of 12th October 2020 by the Rt. Honorable Priti Patel, Home Secretary to Anthony Brown of Preston Windrush Generation & Descendants UK declining the proposal to make automatic payments to Windrush compensation claimants for having their citizenship status revoked. This is in addition to consequential losses compensation claims.

Consequently, (Insert your organisation) calls on the Government to remove the administration of the Windrush Compensation Scheme from the Home Office.
(Insert your organisation) supports the establishment of a Windrush Compensation Scheme Taskforce within the Race Disparity Unit at the Cabinet Office.
Background

An open letter was written to Priti Patel, Home Secretary, on rectifying the status of Windrush Victims by changing the law, automatic compensation after being successfully assessed through the Windrush Scheme, and tackling race disparities with the ‘Burning Work’ report.

Could you look at her response and reasoning to see how we could get her to think again. It would be a great relief for many of your Windrush Constituents who we continue to work with despite the lockdown if the proposal to pay £10k to those who have been successful through the Windrush Scheme could be accepted and paid in time for Christmas.

This would cost an estimated £50m for their citizenship being revoked in the first place.

Any compensation for consequential losses would be additional. This sum is based on around 5k people being granted citizenship or a document confirming their legal status (HS report the Home Affairs Select Committee 28th April 2020).

A number of Windrush victims have died and many are in limbo before receiving compensation and the Covid -19 pandemic disproportionately killing Black people could take many more at the rate the Home Office is going (only £1.8m paid in 18 months of an estimated compensation bill of £200m to £570m.
Must the Windrush Generation wait 200 years?!

The recent resignation of Alexandra Ankrah and her report that the compensation claimants are receiving ‘Inhuman treatment’ is alarming and should presage the removal of the administration of the Compensation Scheme from the Home Office. Goodness only knows what it is costing to administer. 

Link to article in the Guardian

We would be grateful for any support you could muster among fellow MP’s, Labour and Conservative, to join a Zoom call on Monday 7th December 7 pm to 8 pm. Or if you could suggest a time that would be better for most MP’s.

We are seeking to bring people affected from a number of constituencies around the country to make MP’s aware of the issues they are facing with the Home Office.
The Home Office must pay compensation and stop deportations of the descendants of the Windrush Generation.

Please see the attached documents:• Anthony Brown’s Open Letter to Priti Patel dated, Windrush Day, 22nd June 2020• Photo of Anthony’s family referred to in the letter before leaving Jamaica for the UK, 1967• The Burning Works Report Intergenerational Conference on tackling race disparities in Community Cohesion, Criminal Justice, Education, Health, and Work.• Right Honourable Priti Patel, Home Secretary’s letter to Anthony Brown dated 12th October 2020We wish to share these documents widely on social media, and by any means necessary to take action and to promote a public debate on the delays in compensating the Windrush Generation as justice delayed is justice denied.

Link to shared documents 

We would also like you to be named as a supporter of our campaign to get earlier compensation by Christmas for the Windrush Generation.
Thank you again for your help and support

I look forward to hearing from you on the said matter.
                                                                         

Please get in touch to join the Windrush (Movement ) Generation and Descendants 

Windrush is a scandal. . . FreeTalk is our Vision

Windrush Conference - FreeTalk - Tuesday, 24th November 2020 at 8:30pm -  ZOOM

 2 Days to go. . . Windrush Conference - FreeTalk  Our Guests this week are Amelia Gentlemen ( Guardian Reporter) and author of the new book, Windrush Betrayal  and Jacqueline McKenzie  been helping Caribbean-born Britons, who had come to live in the UK decades ago but were provided no official documentation, to prove their right to live in the country. We will  talk about the Windrush Letter to Prii Patel and MPS and Updates about the threatened Deportations. . . BRING YOUR QUESTIONS - If anyone needs urgent assistance or help with their status or like to know about compensation for themselves please contact Preston WINDRUSH   Email us at: info@prestonwindrush.co.uk Mobile: 07564732983 EVERYONE WELCOME - ALL COMONWEALTH - EU CITIZENS 

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