Providing support, friendship and practical help to families with children aged under four and during pregnancy.
Home-Start Better Start is available to support families living in the Better Start Bradford area from pregnancy, or where there is a child in the family aged under four.
Being a parent of young children can be challenging. Couple this with the demands of daily living it’s no wonder that we need help from time to time. Home-Start Better Start can help families through these difficult times with support from our volunteer peer supporters. Our peer supporters know what it’s like to be a parent and care about helping families live happier lives by offering:
Home-Start Better Start supports families according to their needs and situation through listening, emotional and practical support and linking in with other specialist services and Family Centres.
The project provides:
Who will benefit? Families in the Better Start Bradford area from pregnancy, or where there is a child in the family aged under four, where they require extra support with the demands of daily family life or during difficult times.
Where and when is it delivered? Most support is in the home but peer supporters may also accompany participants to group sessions at local venues, or where families feel comfortable. Support is tailored according to families’ needs.
Who provides it? This project is delivered by Home-Start Bradford District, a charity with much experience delivering this work, working in partnership with Better Start Bradford.
How do families register? If you are a parent with a child under four, and are finding things tough at the moment, you can ask for free help by contacting Home-Start Better Start on [email protected] or 01274 666711. Families can also be referred by their midwife, doctor, health visitor, early years staff, social care, family centres or voluntary and community sector organisations.
Home-Start Better Start helps parents going through difficult times such as:
Home-Start Better Start is one of more than 20 projects being provided by Better Start Bradford for pregnant women and families with children under four in Little Horton, Bowling and Barkerend and Bradford Moor.