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As part of our year of learning, 'Nurturing Knowledge' we focused on the importance of relationships in our first quarter. This continues to be a fundamental part of Better Start Bradford’s approach and our Programme behaviours. The interview with Satnam illustrates how that works in a particular ...


I lost weight with Cooking For A Better Start!

Better Start Bradford Cooking For a Better Start

Young mum, Shakila Ghafaripour, 22, certainly has her hands full with two children under the age of three. Her youngest son Rayaan is seven months old and her eldest Ayaan has just turned two. Shakila recently attended Better Start Bradford’s six-week HENRY Cooking for a Better Start programme ...


Four Doulas and a Baby!

It was widely speculated in the press that Meghan Markle may have used a doula to support her and Prince Harry with the birth of baby Archie. However, one local Bradford mum had to have the support of four volunteer doulas when she gave birth! After being induced on the Friday night, the mum in q...


Out of the darkness into the light

When Reena Begum found out she was pregnant, she was devastated. She simply did not want to be pregnant. The baby’s father didn’t want to know and she had no-one else to support her. Her mental health began to suffer and Reena began to have dark, suicidal thoughts. Thanks to the Perinatal Sup...


Proud to be a Community Champion

Becoming a Better Start Bradford volunteer Community Champion means different things to different people, but for Ali Nahani, 54, the role has given him a real sense of purpose and direction that he did not expect. In his own words, it has given him a ‘second family’. Here’s Ali’s story My...