Christian Weaver speaks out about Housing Ombudsman’s damning report
29 March 2023
Christian Weaver, who represents the family of Awaab Ishak, has been speaking out about the Housing Obudman’s special investigation into the family’s housing association – Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH).
Awaab died as a result of a severe respiratory condition due to prolonged exposure to mould in his home environment, despite repeated attempts by his family to have the issue addressed by RBH.
The Housing Obudsman which published its report yesterday, states that “a culture of ‘othering’ of the residents lies at the heart of the issues at the landlord. This involves a pattern of exclusion and marginalisation based on identities perceived as different.
In order to publicise the findings of the report, Christian gave interviews to several media outlets including Sky News, LBC, BBC North West television and Channel 5 News where he highlighted the issues raised in the report around refugee and asylum seeker status as well as calling for better access to legal aid for families subject to housing disrepair.