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Seventeen percent of UK households live in social housing. The media often portray social housing tenants as exploiting the benefit system and living in run down estates. This is not true and not fair.

These misrepresentations are damaging and drive the public to have a negative stereotypical view of social housing tenants. It's time to end social housing stereotypes and see the person inside.

The Benefit to Society campaign unites about 30 housing organisations across the country, including us at Wolverhampton Homes and aims to challenge the way the public think and tackle the stigma associated with social housing tenants. Real People True Stories takes a look at the real people living in social housing.


The stereotypes found in programmes like Benefits Street are not correct. It’s time to meet the real people.

Do you want to get involved? Do you have a story to tell? We want to hear from you


Visit the Benefit to Society website.

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