About the Show
Benefits Street reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of streets in areas hit hard by recession invite cameras into their tight-knit communities
Series 2 Summary
The second series of Benefits Street focuses on Kingston Road on the Tilery Estate in Stockton-on-Tees, an area hit hard by recession and economic decline
This episode introduces the Kingston Road residents. Mum-of-six Julie and her friends set the world to rights. Maxwell is late for court. Lee relies on food banks and neighbours for something to eat.
This episode meets the younger residents of Kingston Road. Julie is busy caring for her brain damaged son Reagan, who's 15, while her 12-year-old son is moved to a new school two days into term.
Sue's daughter Lisa is expecting her third baby, while her partner Steve is due to go on trial for assault. Julie celebrates her birthday with her family.
It's Christmas and money's tighter than ever on Kingston Road. But for mum-of-six Julie, every Christmas she spends with her son Reagan is a gift.