Austerity may be “over”, but this insightful programme reveals that over 35,000 parents are now turning to baby banks to provide their young children with basics like nappies, clothes, food and prams

As part of the Dispatches strand, this one off half hour investigates why these support banks are on the rise in the UK.

It reveals that there are now over a 100 baby banks in the UK, the vast majority of which have had to be set up since the austerity programme began. For the first time Dispatches has surveyed these baby banks, to get a sense of the population they are serving, and the services they are providing.

The results of this ground-breaking survey show demand has dramatically increased over the last five years. We meet working parents who can’t afford the most basic essentials and have to rely on baby banks to provide for their children.

A True Vision production for Channel 4

What the Papers say:

The Sunday Times – “This Dispatches has been produced by True Vision, a company with quite a record in delivering stories that make a difference, so prepare to be outraged”
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