Policy paper

Windrush scheme: support in urgent and exceptional circumstances

This policy explains how support can be provided to members of the Windrush cohort with an urgent, exceptional need in advance of a Windrush compensation scheme.



The Home Secretary announced on 11 October that there may be some urgent and exceptional cases where it would be right to consider whether individual circumstances mean a payment can be made to those from the Windrush generation before a compensation scheme is in place.

This policy sets out the circumstances when these payments might apply.

Any queries should be directed to: commonwealthtaskforce@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

Published 17 December 2018