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The Minister for Climate Change wrote to all social landlords on 17 November 2022 following the coroner’s report into the tragic death of two-year-old Awaab Ishak, who died from a respiratory condition caused by exposure to mould to remind them of their responsibilities to keep tenants safe in their homes.

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First published:
19 December 2022
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The Director of Housing & Regeneration has subsequently requested all social landlords to provide  details on how they have responded to the lessons to be learnt from the tragedy.

The information requested includes an explanation of the assurance the governing body has scrutinised to give them confidence their systems and processes are the best they can be, and do not discriminate in any way, to ensure damp and mould issues are dealt with promptly and effectively. 

Landlords have been asked to return the information requested by 20 January 2023.