ARCH Tenants Group representatives Martyn Lund (Kettering),
David Bown (South Derbyshire) and Mick Daniels (Sheffield) attended
the launch of "Fair Press for Tenants" at Media City UK on 14
"Fair Press for Tenants" is a guide to reporting social housing.
The guide has been produced by people living in social housing to
help journalists and other media workers to report fairly and end
social housing stereo types. Launched as part of the Benefit to Society Campaign supported by ARCH,
the booklet sets out a short history and series of facts about
social housing and how tenants feel about how they are currently
represented in the media, how this makes them feel and their ideas
on how the media could better report on social housing in a much
fairer and balanced way.
Over 400 tenants took the time to contribute to the guide and
ARCH Tenants Group representatives, David Bown, Martyn Lund and
Mavis Vines (East Riding) formed part of the tenant editorial
We will shortly be distributing copies of the guide to press teams
in each of the ARCH member councils asking them to pass on copies
of the guide to their local media contacts.
More information about the campaign can be found on the Benefit to