Projects

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“Barrel Children” – The Families Windrush Left Behind

A documentary film by award-winning journalist Nadine White.  Stories of Reconciliation and Rediscovery.

Date:  15th June

Time:  3:00 p.m.

Venue: Hornsey Moravian Church, Priory Road, London N8 7HR

Enterance: FREE

Registration is required:  

To attend email names of attendees to: [email protected] by 5:00 pm on 13th June.

 

* * * * 'Sharing is Caring' - Senior Citizens Project * * * *

2024 Event dates:

MAY

*  Thursday: 2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd and 30th

JUNE

*  Thursday: 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

JULY

*  Thursday: 4th, 11th, 8th, and 25th

AUGUST

*  Thursday: 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

 

VENUE:

The Community Hub
8 Caxton Road
Wood Green, N22 6TB

TIME

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?

Senior Citizens living in the London Borough of Haringey.

What types of activities will take place?

Activities such as; chair-based exercises, quizzes, storytelling, cultural activities, needlework, health and wellbeing, IT skills, social activities, and more.

 

Do I have to pay?

No! These activities are free for senior citizens.

Online activities: 

For those unable to attend physically, participation online can be arranged. Contact us for details.

Refreshments: 

Light refreshments will be served.

Contact us for more at email:  [email protected]

 

VISIT our senior citizens’ page for useful information here 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * Windrush Application Support * * * * * * * * * * * * *

ADVOCACY SUPPORT THROUGHOUT 2024

 

ACLC is providing One to One advocacy support to those who need help with:

* Assessing whether they are eligible to claim compensation from the Windrush Scheme.

* The next steps to take to complete an application form.

* Support on completing the application form.

* Support and guidance during the application process.

* Next steps if we are unable to provide support.

Initial Step

In order for us to assess an individual’s situation they will need to complete our brief questionnaire. A member of the ACLC team will then make contact. 

Our online questionnaire can be found here.

 
 

The Windrush Compensation Scheme project set up by ACLC (the African Caribbean Leadership Company Ltd) will start in April 2022 and run through to 31st March 2023. The scheme aims to inform members of the local community that compensation is still available for eligible applicants, and to encourage them to come forward to exercise their rights! The scheme will provide outreach visits to churches, social clubs and other venues offering information, help and direction on where to obtain personal, confidential support, and help to complete the application form.

Background

This compensation scheme (“the Scheme”) is designed to compensate individuals who have suffered loss in connection with being unable to demonstrate their lawful status in the United Kingdom. Those most affected are often referred to as the “Windrush generation”. This name refers to the “Empire Windrush”, one of the first ships that brought workers from Caribbean islands to the United Kingdom in 1948, in response to labour shortages following the Second World War. The Scheme is not limited by reference to those connected to that ship or those with a family connection to the Caribbean. For those most affected, their lawful right to stay in the United Kingdom stems from arriving and settling in the United Kingdom, mainly but not exclusively from Commonwealth countries, before 1 January 1973. In these cases, the right to stay in the United Kingdom derives directly from the Immigration Act 1971 without the need for any documentation. However, the Scheme is open to any eligible person who arrived in the United Kingdom before 1988 from any country who is lawfully in the United Kingdom. In certain cases, individuals based overseas may also be able to claim. The Scheme is also open to close family members of those groups.

(Ref: Windrush Compensation Scheme Rules January 2022, Home Office)

 

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