See the person not the stereotype

This report was commissioned by the Benefit to Society campaign to explore the causes and impact of an increasing stigma around social housing.

It draws together findings from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) research, using long-term government surveys and tenant thinktanks, together with new qualitative data from a tenant thinktank on the topic of stigma and social housing.

This is underpinned by new findings from public polling and a survey of 450 tenants.


  1. To create a fairer, more representative narrative around social housing
  2. See the increasing stigma in the context of policy changes and service cuts
  3. Learn the lessons of the past
  4. Housing providers seeking to dispel stigma must take action in their own organisations

You can read the full report here