Looks at a Nottingham inner city area and the people who live their. Each of the families in this documentary has a special problem. The Sheerans are a traditional, solid working class family seeing their community breaking down. Jean is a single mother with mixed race children worried about racism. Mandy, a bored teenager from an over crowded home faces an uncertain future, and a burglary has sabotaged the efforts of Alice, a young single mother to start her own business.