Windrush victims say government response is a ‘shambles’ | UK news


Eight weeks after the government promised to resolve the Windrush scandal, numerous victims of the debacle say the government has broken repeated pledges to fix their problems swiftly.

The Guardian has heard accounts from dozens of people affected, who set out a range of serious concerns about the government’s response. Accounts from victims indicate that:

Some face dire financial difficulties as a result of the Home Office’s mishandling of their immigration status. Some have had possessions taken away by bailiffs, and others remain homeless.

The government’s two-week deadline for resolving cases has been repeatedly breached.

The Windrush hotline number is frequently engaged and hard to get through to.

Changes to the Windrush taskforce introduced last week are making it…

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