Empty Homes Show w/t (series + multiplatform apps and petition) – Nearly two million British families don’t have adequate housing, and yet one million homes lie empty across the country. Fired up by this senseless waste, architect and Ambassador for Shelter, George Clarke, sets out to raise awareness of the issue and calls on the British public to support his campaign to fill up Britain’s empty homes.
The UK’s housing crisis has had a devastating impact on thousands of people from a wide range of backgrounds and the problems are only set to get worse. Increasing economic strain, new house-building at alarmingly low levels and a lack of affordable housing mean there is increasing strain in the system.
George will be examining the problems associated with the 350,000 long-term empty homes and suggesting possible new solutions to bring these properties back into use. He’ll be lobbying central government and local councils urging them to up their efforts and join him in his campaign to make a real dent into the number of long term empty properties in the UK.
Channel: Channel 4
Producer: Tiger Aspect
Source: Channel 4 Press Office