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Big Little Moments of Kindness

In these times of uncertainty and the potential impact of isolation on our mental strength, it is really those small acts of kindness that are going to make such a difference to people’s health. It was Mother’s Day yesterday and Bradfordian Howie Javed, 57, took it upon himself to buy 100 bu...


An incredible turnaround

When mum, Jannat*, 40 adopted her baby daughter she thought it would all be ‘plain sailing’ as she had already raised a teenage daughter. However, when her baby daughter turned into a toddler, the tantrums began… Jannat’s story My name is Jannat and I have two daughters aged 19 and tw...


Celebrating collaborative working

In 2015, Better Start Bradford received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to support pregnant women and families with children aged under four in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton. Five years on we have more than 20 projects just doing that. What is even more ...


Tanya’s confidence boost thanks to volunteering

Tanya Marshall, 32, is one of our Home-Start Better Start volunteers. She completed their Volunteer Preparation course in Spring 2019. In this blog Tanya shares how volunteering has increased her confidence and helped her with her own anxiety issues. Tanya’s Story I love volunteering for ma...


How Home-Start Better Start helped me.

When 35-year-old Aisha* gave birth to her second child, she felt that the world was completely against her. Her caesarian scar was not healing, her baby son would not feed, he wouldn’t sleep, and it felt like her wider family were blaming her as she wanted to breastfeed rather than bottle feed. ...