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How Home-Start Better Start helped me.

When 35-year-old Aisha* gave birth to her second child, she felt that the world was completely against her. Her caesarian scar was not healing, her baby son would not feed, he wouldn’t sleep, and it felt like her wider family were blaming her as she wanted to breastfeed rather than bottle feed. ...


Tanya Marshall, 32, is one of our Home-Start Better Start volunteers. She completed their Volunteer Preparation course in Spring 2019. In this blog Tanya shares how volunteering has increased her confidence and helped her with her own anxiety issues. Tanya’s Story I love volunteering for ma...


We were thrilled to showcase our work with families when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Bradford on Wednesday 15 January 2020. The Royal couple visited the Khidmat Centre, BD7, where they joined grandparents, parents and their babies and toddlers from Little Dots, a music and play gro...


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...


Community Star Winner 2019

It may have been a rainy winter's night, but the stars were out in force thanks to the Community Star Awards 2019 at The Bradford Hotel on 5 December 2019. With a record number of votes for 2019 (over 81,000!), our finalists eagerly awaited the announcement of the Better Start Bradford 'Outstandi...