Why we exist
We know the earliest years are critical to a child's future and want children across the Better Start Bradford area and beyond to have the best possible start in life, in terms of their health, wellbeing and life chances.
We're finding out what works so we can share it to promote wider change. To do this we've set up over 15 individual projects - plus other complementary strands of work - focusing on health, social and emotional development and communication, and we are evaluating their impact.
A Better Start
Better Start Bradford is one of five ‘A Better Start’ programmes in England set up and funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. Our sister sites are:
- A Better Start Southend
- Blackpool Better Start
- LEAP (Lambeth)
- Small Steps Big Changes (Nottingham)
Together we're making support and services for families stronger, so that children can have the best start in life.
What would you like to know more about?
We focus specifically on improving children's diet and nutrition, social and emotional development, and speech and language.
We are so much more than the sum of our parts...
Check to see if you can access our services in your area
We provide services for expectant families and families with children aged 0-3 in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton.
To check if you – or a family you’re working with – are in our area, and what support services are available, please enter the postcode below:
If you are part of the workforce and don’t have a postcode to check, please view all our projects.