AN event to support Southampton members of the Windrush generation will take place this week.

The event on May 17 is a chance for the city's West Indian and Caribbean community who have lived in the UK and are worried about their status to speak to immigration minister and Romsey and Southampton North MP Caroline Nokes.

It comes after Ms Nokes appeared to confirm that members of the Windrush generation had been wrongly deported - and home secretary Amber Rudd was forced to resign after it emerged that landing cards recording their arrival were destroyed in 2010.

As reported Beverley Dowdell, who runs the charity Black Heritage Southampton, which promotes the welfare and social wellbeing of the members of the Caribbean community in Southampton, said that a lot of people who take part in the group were very upset by recent developments.

Now a team of home office specialists will be available at West Itchen Community Trust to answer questions and provide one-to-one advice. Refreshments will be available and transport can be provided on request.

It takes place on May 17 from 2-5pm at the Ropewalk Centre at 53 Derby Road.

For more information phone 023 8038 8580.