Age UK comments on the Government response to the problems facing the 'Windrush Generation'
Author: Age UK
Published on 17 April 2018 09:00 AM
On Monday 17 April, the Government announced a change in its response to the problems facing 'the Windrush Generation' in proving their British citizenship.
Commenting on the announcement, Age UK's Charity Director Caroline Abrahams said:
'We are pleased & relieved by the Home Secretary's Statement today announcing a change in the Government's response to the problems facing 'the Windrush Generation' in proving their British citizenship.
'In particular we hope and expect this to mean that none of the older people affected will now struggle to access NHS treatment or any other entitlement, & that any problems of this kind that any older person is currently experiencing will be very rapidly resolved.
'It is important that the onus is not on the older people to take action to resolve their legal status out but on the Government, since some of those affected are bound to be in poor health, lacking family or other support or in vulnerable circumstances for other reasons.'