Statement from Taff Housing Association
Tuesday 19th January 2020
Mohamud Mohammed Hassan died on 9th January 2021. Our deepest condolences
go out to Mr Hassan’s family and his friends, many of whom are our tenants,
community members and Taff colleagues.
We understand that the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is
investigating police involvement. We join with the legitimate calls from the community
for a credible and transparent investigation into the circumstances of Mr Hassan’s
The events of the past 12 months have underlined how systemic racism and
discrimination remain prevalent and deep-rooted in our society; not just
internationally, but also here in Wales. The anger that people feel about racial
inequality is completely justified and society needs to change.
Racial discrimination and the unfair or prejudicial treatment of individuals because of
their heritage, race or skin colour is traumatic. We know that Mr Hassan’s death will
trigger feelings of distress and re-lived trauma for those that experience racism.
If you are a Taff tenant or a member of the community and want to talk to someone,
you can call our Customer Services Team on 0800 121 6064. We’re here to listen to
you and we can signpost you towards local support.
We believe the Housing Sector has significant role to play in creating an equal,
diverse, and inclusive world. Warm words and well-meaning aspirations are not
enough. Taff has made several commitments to real change, with clear deadlines to
hold ourselves to account and to enable you to judge us on our actions. You can
read these commitments by visiting https://bit.ly/3nRDbO0.
Andrew Knight – Chair of the Board of Management
Helen White – Chief Executive