National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 amendments - Windrush Compensation Scheme: equality impact assessment

Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the amendments to the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 in respect of the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

Stage 1: Framing

Summary of findings

26. This legislative change will be reflected in an amendment to the annual Charging for Residential Accommodation Guidance (CRAG) updates that will take effect from April 2023. Payments under the Scheme will be exempt from social care support means tested financial assessments for those wishing to or residing in residential care. This aligns the CRAG with other parts of the UK where those payments are disregarded in means tested financial assessments for residential care.

27. Based on the information available it would appear that this amendment will have a positive impact on equality considerations for a small number of people in Scotland as most eligible immigrants settled in England. It is likely to have a positive impact on people from black and minority ethnic, older and disabled groups particularly.

Extent/Level of EQIA required

28. As the Windrush Compensation Scheme is a UK Government scheme this document has based its analysis on the data from:

29. Below is the evidence gathered and assessed in relation to the Protected Characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. Given the small numbers of people potentially impacted in Scotland, and the universal access to the application process, no other impact assessments are planned.



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