The Mayor of London has given £20,000 to help victims of the Windrush scandal.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today announced he is giving £20,000 to provide legal advice and support services to those from the Windrush generation, who have been forced to prove their legal right to remain in the UK.

The money will support the Windrush Justice Fund – a grassroots initiative set up to provide legal advice, immigration support and outreach services for those who travelled to the UK from the Caribbean and their descendants.

Mr Khan said: “The Windrush scandal has become a stain on our nation’s conscience.

“It shone a light on an immigration system which is simply not fit for purpose.

“The Windrush Justice Fund has highlighted the kindness and compassion of Londoners, and I’m proud to join with them to recognise the contribution this remarkable community has made to our city.”

The Windrush generation came to the UK between 1948 and 1971.

But last year the Government said at least 63 members of the Windrush generation could have been wrongly deported from the country after being asked to prove their legal status to remain in the U.K.

Debbie Weekes-Bernard, the deputy mayor for social integration, social mobility and community engagement, said: “The Windrush scandal has been a catalogue of errors, with the Government’s actions causing untold distress and pain.

“The Windrush Justice Fund is a remarkable example of what can happen when communities come together and I’m proud to join the Mayor in standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Windrush generation and their descendants.”