Without a passport or birth certificate he initially found it difficult to provide that he’d been living in the UK for decades and thus unable to obtain the required document. Around the stay time his mother passed away and his wife was diagnosed with stage four cancer. I was granted his Right to Work in 2018 but had been forced in the interim to dip into his savings, his redundancy money and his pension. When he first applied for compensation under the Windrush Compensation scheme he was offered just £3,000, and that only after the Home Office had twice lost his application.

Interview by Juanita Cox

Thomas Tobierre Interview [coming soon]


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