Friday, 22 November 2013
Above is a list of 700+ Food Banks I have managed to uncover operating here in the United Kingdom. It is the only such list that exists as no official agency has yet collated all of the data. Just over half of the Food Banks on the list are operated by the Trussell Trust although I suspect when my research is finished that will have decreased. Use CTRL + F to search within the sheet, or scroll up and down the list by using the toggle on the right of the table. If I have missed a Food Bank off the list that you know of, then please email me on TheGreenBenches@Hotmail.Com - In the meantime I will continue updating the list and making it easier for you to browse...
Revealed: The list of Sure Start Centres listed in May 2010 now #deleted from the Government Website
Here is a list of every single Sure Start Children's Centre open in England today (click here). As you can see, if you clicked the link I provided, it lists every single centre by authority. According to that government run website, there are 3,053 Sure Start Centres in England. The Office of National Statistics also state that in April 2010, there were 3,631 Sure Start Centres in England and you can confirm that at this link (here). From the 2 government links provided, it is a clear unequivocal fact that there are 578 fewer Sure Starts listed today than there were in April 2010.
The job I have undertaken is to try and trace all of the Sure Start Centres that are no longer listed on the government website. That means tracing at least 578 Sure Start Centres formerly listed on www.gov.uk. That is no easy task because there exists no public list of Sure Start Centres as of April 2010. Once the government deleted a Sure Start Centre off their website, there is actually no official way to publicly trace the former listings. Through various means, I have managed to uncover 400 of those Sure Start Centres that were once listed on the government website. There are at least 180 more to uncover and I will keep going until I manage to uncover the rest, but for that I need your help. If there are errors on the table below please accept my apologies as this has been a difficult task and there are bound to be some hiccups.
Therefore, what you see below is work in progress. I want you to browse down the list and if you know of a Sure Start Centre that has been closed but is not listed on the table then can you please get in touch and let me know at TheGreenBenches@Hotmail.Com For a detailed description of the research please see under the table for the accompanying notes.
There are at least 180 Sure Start Centres that are not listed in the table below but have been removed from the government website. They were the first 150 Sure Start Centres to be removed, and tracing their names given the length of time is a challenge but one that it is possible to overcome. From my research I have identified that approximately 650 Sure Starts that were once listed on the government's website have now been removed. This is greater than the 578 fewer (net) figure quoted above but that is explained by new Sure Start Centres opening in some areas. Where Sure Start Centres have changed their name I have simply double checked the address they are listed at. Therefore, Sure Start Centres that have changed their name but still operate from the same address as they did before are not listed in the table above.