Statement from the family of Awaab Ishak following recent statements from the Chief Executive and Chair of the Board of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

HM Senior Coroner Ms Joanne Kearsley said that the tragic death of our beautiful Awaab should be a “defining moment” for the housing sector.

At present – we see nothing to indicate that the death of our son will, in any way, serve as a defining moment.

Accountability must be done and be seen to be done.

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) have an opportunity to demonstrate to society at large, their residents and not least us as a family that they understand the gravity of this situation.

We await further action from RBH.


This statement is supported by Kelly Darlington, Associate Partner at Farleys Solictors LLP & Christian Weaver, Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers