Windrush hardship fund to offer sums of up to £5,000 to victims

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Ministers offer emergency help for those wrongly targeted for immigration action

The government has announced a hardship fund to provide up to £5,000 to members of the Windrush generation who were wrongly targeted by the hostile environment policy and left destitute, following months of pressure from MPs and campaigners.

The Home Office published guidance on Monday with information on who would qualify for the fund, calling on members of the Windrush generation in urgent financial need, who could not wait for the Windrush compensation scheme, to get in touch.

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