Watch the film made by the Dole Animators in 2013 about their experiences of benefits in times of welfare reform

JUNE 2017

In June 2017, the Dole Animators launched their blueprint for addressing poverty and insecurity in the UK. Working with a graphic designer – Dan Farley – and a researcher – Ruth Patrick –  the Dole Animators have come up with a five point plan for a brighter future.  The project was supported by the Webb Memorial Trust.  Take part in the debate on twitter using #goodsociety


JUNE 2015

At the beginning of June 2015, representatives from the Dole Animators spoke at an event organised by the University of Leeds.  During the event, the group described their hopes to create a new campaign to challenge the stigma of benefits receipt. More details here. 

MAY 2015

Throughout the second series of Benefits Street, the Dole Animators gave short interviews about what had been happening in their lives since they made their own film, back in 2013.  Each week an audio interview was uploaded with one of the original participants. You can listen to the interviews with Adrian, Cath, Isobella, Sam and Susan by clicking on their ‘participants’ stories page.