What Makes for Good Community Cohesion? Lessons from Windrush

28th Jan 2021, 7:00pm - 8:00pm


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Anthony Brown, Chairman of Preston Windrush

A series of changes to immigration and nationality laws since 1948 culminated in the ‘Windrush Scandal’ in 2018. People from the Caribbean, mainly Jamaica, who had lived in the UK for fifty years or more found themselves being told they had no legal status in the UK. They were sacked from their jobs, denied benefits, NHS treatment, put in detention, and some deported.

The UK Government has apologized, offered to pay compensation, and right the wrongs done to the Windrush Generation.  However, the Wendy Williams ‘Windrush Lessons Learned Review’ makes thirty recommendations for the Home Office to carry out to ensure there can never be a repeat of the scandal and the first recommendation states there has been harm done to the African Caribbean community as a whole.

The question, therefore, arises what is the harm, but more importantly, what can be done to repair the damage to community cohesion?

This event is part of ISR’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ series which is intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics.

This event takes place Online (a secure link will be distributed following registration.

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