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PLEASE NOTE: While most of our face-to-face support and activities are on hold during the pandemic, many of our projects continue to provide much-needed support over the phone or online – please visit our dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for details of what’s on offer and who to contact to sign up.


If you’re expecting a baby or have children aged 0-3 and live in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor or Little Horton, please explore the projects listed below to find the right support for you. Not sure if you’re in our area? Use our postcode checker here…

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Baby Buddy App

Free mobile phone app for parents and parents-to-be, with personalised content approved by doctors and midwives, from pregnancy to six months after birth

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Baby Steps

Baby Steps is a group-based programme designed to support expectant parents to be able to manage the emotional and physical transition into parenthood.

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Bradford Doulas

Offering practical and emotional support to pregnant mums six weeks before the birth, during labour and six weeks after the birth, through trained volunteers.

Find out more about the Bradford Doulas project »


ESOL for Pregnancy

Language courses for pregnant women with English needs, to help them engage with their midwife and be more in control of their pregnancy and labour

Find out more about the ESOL for Pregnancy project »


HAPPY - Online Antenatal Programme

HAPPY is a free and friendly 8-week antenatal programme for pregnant women between 22 and 32 weeks' pregnant.

Find out more about the HAPPY - Online Antenatal Programme project »


Personalised Midwifery Care Project

Ensuring women see the same midwife, with longer appointments, and enhanced support and information

Find out more about the Personalised Midwifery Care Project project »


MECSH Home-Visiting Programme

Structured support for families at risk of poorer maternal and child health development outcomes, delivered by the health visiting service.

Find out more about the MECSH Home-Visiting Programme project »


Welcome to the World

A friendly, locally-provided antenatal course for pregnant mums, dads and carers

Find out more about the Welcome to the World project »


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Breastfeeding Support Project

Breastfeeding support for families with a baby up to 6 months old, who are breastfeeding or mixing bottle and breastfeeding.

Find out more about the Breastfeeding Support Project project »


Little Minds Matter

Little Minds Matter supports parents, carers and professionals to help babies get the best possible start in life. They offer therapy and support to families with babies and toddlers from conception to the age of two, and consultation and training to professionals.

Find out more about the Little Minds Matter project »


Perinatal Support Service

Emotional support for families where a parent is struggling with their emotional health or wellbeing during pregnancy and the first year after birth.

Find out more about the Perinatal Support Service project »


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Better Place

Involving local people in developing safer and healthier places for expectant parents and families with children under four to play and walk, and increase access to outdoor spaces.

Find out more about the Better Place project »


Better Start Imagine

Provides free books for children aged 0-4 plus regular story and rhyme time sessions

Find out more about the Better Start Imagine project »


Cooking for a Better Start

Practical cooking sessions over six weeks helping families gain the skills and knowledge to cook low-cost, healthy food at home.

Find out more about the Cooking for a Better Start project »


Forest School Play Project

The Forest School Play Project is an exciting, inclusive and adventurous nature-based play programme which seeks to create and embed positive outcomes for young children and their families across the Better Start Bradford area.

Find out more about the Forest School Play Project project »


HENRY

An eight-week course or one-to-one sessions supporting families with young children to develop healthy lifestyles

Find out more about the HENRY project »


Home-Start Better Start

Providing support, friendship and practical help to families with children aged under four and during pregnancy.

Find out more about the Home-Start Better Start project »


I CAN Early Talk

I CAN Early Talk supports early years' practitioners to improve speech, language and communication (SLC) for children aged 0-3.

Find out more about the I CAN Early Talk project »


Incredible Years

Promoting a positive attachment between parents and their toddlers so that they feel loved, safe and secure.

Find out more about the Incredible Years project »


Talking Together

Helping two-year-olds develop their communication and language skills through home visits to encourage play and conversation

Find out more about the Talking Together project »


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