Windrush Compensation Scheme

What is the Windrush Scandal

The Windrush scandal, which unfolded in the UK in 2018, involved the mistreatment of the “Windrush generation” – Caribbean immigrants who arrived between 1948 and 1971. Due to changes in immigration laws and the “hostile environment” policy, some were wrongfully detained, denied rights, and even deported. The controversy sparked public outrage, leading to apologies from the government and calls for accountability. It highlighted the unintended consequences of immigration policies on long-term residents who had contributed to British society.

In response to the outrage that ensued, the UK Government established a program established to compensate individuals affected by the Windrush scandal. It aims to provide financial redress to those who suffered harm, including wrongful detentions, deportations, and denial of rights, due to the government’s “hostile environment” policies. The scheme offers compensation for various losses, such as loss of employment, housing, and emotional distress among others. Applicants need to demonstrate that they are part of the affected group, and the scheme is designed to address the injustices faced by the Windrush generation and their descendants.

Windrush Compensation Scheme

Sian Computers CIC has been a support service for the Home Office for just over a year now, providing advocacy support to over 150 claimants to apply for the Windrush Compensation Scheme with overall positive feedback.

Sian also held a Windrush Experience and Compensation Scheme Seminar in September 2023 in order to spread knowledge and awareness of the Compensation Scheme. 

The seminar comprised of presentations from the Home Office themselves, Traditional Caribbean food, Poetry, Live Band performances as well as a visit from the Mayor of Wolverhampton and MP Jane Stevenson among many more.

How Do You Claim?

While we carry out the advocacy work, you have to contact We Are Group in order to book an appointment.

They will outline the criteria needed to be eligible and the documents that are required.  

You can contact We Are Group on 0808 196 8496 and request an appointment at Sian Computers and you will be booked in with us.

If you come from any of the Commonwealth countries shown in this image, you are also eligible for the Windrush Compensation Scheme. Please inquire if you need further information on the email or number found below.

Contact Us

Please contact us on [email protected] or 01902 651698 for further information about our programmes or if you would like to partner with us.

Our Details

Director Robert Allen

Address 16 Broadway

Collingswood Road

Bushbury, Wolverhampton, WV10 8EB

Telephone Number 01902 651698

Email [email protected]

Company Number 10787101

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