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Surviving Squalor: Britain’s Housing Shame airs Sun 12 Sep on ITV



ITV’s The Thief

One off ITV documentary Surviving Squalor: Britain’s Housing Shame, follows ITV News Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt who for six months 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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Surviving Squalor: Britain’s Housing Shame airs Sunday 12 September at 10.15pm on ITV.