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 2018 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:

Published 17 December 2018