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New Cross-Government Working Group launched to address challenges faced by Windrush generation and their families 

By June 22, 2020National News

Published 22nd June

As part of the ongoing efforts to right the wrongs experienced by the Windrush generation, Home Secretary Priti Patel has today (Monday 22 June) launched the Windrush Cross-Government Working Group. 

The Group, co-chaired by the Home Secretary and Bishop Derek Webley, brings together stakeholders and community leaders with senior representatives from a number of government departments to address the challenges faced by the Windrush generation and their descendants. 

Progress is being made to right the wrongs, with more payments made every week under the Windrush Compensation Scheme. 

However, there is much more to do. This Group will play an important role in ensuring the Government upholds its commitment to the Windrush generation. 

The purpose of the Group is to: 

  • Provide strategic input into the Home Office’s response to the Wendy Williams Lessons Learned Review 
  • Support the design and delivery of practical solutions to address the wider challenges that disproportionately affect people from Black and wider BAME backgrounds. This will include programmes on education, work and health 
  • Advise on the design and delivery of the Windrush Schemes Community Fund 

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab)



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