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Growing Together through Lockdown

At the beginning of Spring 2020, life as we knew it changed quite dramatically for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Better Start Bradford, we have been incredibly proud of how our family of projects and partners have come together to continue to offer support to families in need throu...


Grand Stories – Judith

Sunday 4 October marks Grandparent’s Day here in the UK. In fact, it is 30 years since Age UK introduced the day back in 1990. Grandmother, Judith understands how very important her role is to her grandchildren and how she enhances their lives. She understands how positive interactions impact ...


Grand Stories – Maryiam and Sorayah

47-year-old grandmother, Maryiam is no stranger to us here at Better Start Bradford. She is certainly determined to be the best grandmother that she can possibly be as she has taken part in many of our parenting courses including Talking Together, HENRY, Cooking For A Better Start and loved them al...


Building Little Conversations

24-year-old mum Sherish was very concerned about her daughter Sarah, aged two, as she was not saying many words and those that she could say were not very clear. Thanks to Better Start Bradford’s Talking Together project, which supports two-year-olds in language development through play and conve...


Being a Doula in lockdown

Jane Longthorn, 42 is a volunteer doula with Bradford Doulas and has supported four expectant mums over the last 18 months. When she started supporting her fifth mum, Aneesah, COVID-19 struck. Jane was worried that she would not be able to support Aneesah during her pregnancy in the same way tha...