Real Benefits Street - Reactions

The reality you don't see on TV - a challenge to the portrayal by Channel 4 of those on benefits and in poverty

  1. Since our launch on 11th May 2015 - the same day as the first episode of Channel 4's Benefits Street - we have reached thousands of people with our Real Benefits Street Videos. It all started here...
  2. The videos prompted people to tell their own stories...
  3. We even went global
  4. Some of the comments we received were unsettling but showed that people need to have a voice
  5. Jenny's story got nearly 3,000 views and prompoted some strong opinions
  6. And many people voiced their feeling about the Channel 4 programme
  7. Rebecca's story about having to rely on a food bank had over 4,000 views
  8. And people found Gary's story so touching they wanted to voice their support
  9. Thank You to our Real Benefits Street contributors
  10. and to our partners @WestCheshireFB @PovertyTruth @ExpertCitizens JJ Housing; Community Unity; @ThriveTeesside Prefer Homes;@BigLottery
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