All too often the media and others portray council tenants and
housing in a negative light. ARCH is always keen to tackle the
unfair and unhelpful stereotyping of social housing tenants.
ARCH has been contacted by the producers of a BBC television
programme who say they're keen to talk to people who live in
council housing and have positive stories to tell - sympathetic
stories of people whose lives have been transformed by being given
a council home and tenants who are really happy with where they're
living. They may be people who have just moved in, or they may have
lived in their home for some time now, young or old, single people
Council housing has been part of the fabric of our society for
generations, and the producers say they're keen to find positive
stories surrounding this precious resource, that illustrate how
important it is to our communities across the country, and how it
provides secure homes for so many people.
This is for a BBC1 series called Council House Crackdown which
also looks at the work of councils and housing associations as they
deal with tenancy fraud and free up homes for people on the waiting
list. In the latest series the producers say they want to put this
work in context by showing the increasing importance of social
housing in people's lives - particularly at a time when there is
not enough housing to meet people's needs.
The producers of the programme would be very happy to talk to
any interested ARCH members and are willing to provide more
information to anyone interested in taking part. Please contact
producer Kyra Beguiristain on 0207 483 6679 or e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.