Skint is a documentary series that takes a look into the lives of a group of unemployed people living in Scunthorpe, north Lincolnshire. With no discipline to work, the lives looked at are those of people who have been unemployed for a long time. At the high point, the steelworks factory where they live had 27,000 people working for them. However, today only sixth of the number are employed.
The series is a mix of humor, energy and bluntness that it allows people to see into their lives and see what they have to go through. With a community that stands behind them, the people have little to desire. In this series, they allow people to see what life is like for the people affected.
Si and Nicola have a tent they pitch in the hills close to Merthyr and they skip-dive looking for food. Simon stays at his brother's bedsit sleeping on the sofa whilst trying to hold down a zero-hours contract at a factory.
It is time for the annual Battle of the Martyrs where locals get the chance to box for charity. Rachel's one of this year's contestants and for the past few years she's been battling addiction and is determined to get clean and attend university. Rob has spent time in care and recently come out of prison and his girlfriend Leanne is about to have a baby and he's determined to find himself a job.