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Stop Social Housing Stigma

Many social housing tenants across the country report feeling stigma for being a Council tenant.

The stigmatisation of social housing and its tenants is not new. In a Charted Institute of Housing research report, published in July 2021 and summarised here, they explored how social housing came to be stigmatised, how stigma is experienced by tenants, and what was being done to challenge stigma.

CIH concluded that stigma in social housing is deeply rooted in society and its prevention or eradication would require a sustained, deliberate and collective programme of engagement by a broad range of stakeholders and policymakers.

Dover District Council are committed to battling stigma and treating all tenants with fairness and respect.


Stop Social Housing Stigma Campaign

Find out about this campaign, and all they are doing to try to end social housing stigma.

Dover District Tenants Group

Join the Dover District Tenants Consultative Group

Find out how your voice can be heard by joining our independent Tenant group.