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Happy New Year from Alex Spragg

Happy New Year and welcome to a new decade! Since joining Better Start Bradford in April 2019 I have been getting to know the team, our projects, partners and families, and learning about the incredible work that is underway. I’ve also been getting to know Bradford better. I have recently bough...


Meet our Board Members – Salma Nawaz

At the heart of Better Start Bradford, we have our Partnership Board who are responsible for making the key decisions regarding delivery of the Better Start Bradford programme. The Board is made up of representatives across Bradford services, but is mainly made up of representatives from the local c...


Being Sam

People have many reasons for volunteering or working in the jobs that they do and for SHINE’s Family and Community Worker, Sam Thirkhill, her reasons are clear … she just wants to give back something to the local community. Through her own life experiences, she knows what a struggle parenting...


Nurturing Knowledge: Importance of Relationships

Foreword by Better Start Bradford, Head of Programme, Gill Thornton: "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 behaviou...


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 ...