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Surviving Squalor: Britain’s Housing Shame

  • Episode:

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 12 Sep 2021

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    10.15pm - 11.10pm

  • Week:

    Week 37 2021 : Sat 11 Sep - Fri 17 Sep

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  • Published:

    Wed 01 Sep 2021

Surviving Squalor: Britain’s Housing Shame

For six months ITV News Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt has been travelling the country uncovering the shocking conditions being endured by some people and families living in social housing – homes owned and run by local councils and housing associations. 

He hears first-hand from residents being forced to live for months or even years in unsafe and uninhabitable properties - some are overrun by damp and mould, others have fallen apart in front of tenants’ eyes.

With inside access to one of the nation’s largest local authorities, Hewitt investigates the scale of the unmet demand for stable, secure housing and asks why some of the most vulnerable in society are being failed by a housing system that consistently ignores their concerns, fails to fix their problems, and offers them nowhere else to go.

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