Architect and TV presenter George Clarke kicks off his own campaign to build more council housing in C4’s George Clarke’s Council House Scandal
Architect George Clarke (above) is on a mission to improve the state of this country’s social housing this week in George Clarke's Council House Scandal on C4.
It’s 100 years since the first council houses were built in Britain after World War One.
Today there are just two million, compared with six million in 1980.
With social housing at an all-time low in the UK and thousands of families forced to live in appalling conditions in temporary accommodation, George meets some of those who are suffering to reveal the extent of the crisis, and looks at some of the best and worst housing on offer.
Raised in a council house himself, George is on a mission to create good-quality social housing once again and takes inspiration from countries that have got it right, including travelling to Vienna in Austria, where social housing can come with indoor and outdoor pools and puts our government’s social-housing policies to shame.
Compelling viewing and an urgent call to action.
TV Times rating: *****
Tess is a senior writer for What’s On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite and WhattoWatch.com She's been writing about TV for over 25 years and worked on some of the UK’s biggest and best-selling publications including the Daily Mirror where she was assistant editor on the weekend TV magazine, The Look, and Closer magazine where she was TV editor. She has freelanced for a whole range of websites and publications including We Love TV, The Sun’s TV Mag, Woman, Woman’s Own, Fabulous, Good Living, Prima and Woman and Home.
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