The tragedy of Grenfell Tower put the shocking lack of good quality, safe social housing firmly in the public eye. Phil Spencer is taking the problem on in a property show like no other. He’s looking for homes for two families, something he does week-in, week-out.
But this time he’s not working with healthy budgets and lengthy wish lists, he’s working with two families who work hard but are homeless. Corvel and Meyrem are a hard-working couple from Southwark in London, who are being evicted from their one-bed flat that’s cockroach and rat-infested.
Bibi and her 15-year-old son Oscar were evicted from the home they’d lived in for 15 years and have hit a brick wall when it comes to finding a new place. This is the most difficult property search of Phil’s career. Nothing has prepared him for the challenges and the terrible housing conditions so many people are forced to endure. He comes up against the barriers they face in the search for new homes and is shocked by the reality of what is available.
Will Phil be able to pull off the impossible, finding these people a decent place to live?
Airing in a week of programmes on Channel 4 and More4 exploring issues of housing and homelessness.
Producer and Director: Katy Bird
Executive Producers: Sarah Walmsley, Jo Scott
Production Company: Raise the Roof