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Home-Start Better Start

A friendly, listening ear and a helping hand when and where you need it

Are you expecting a baby or have children aged 0-3?

  • Do you find everyday life stressful or overwhelming?

  • Would you like someone to talk things through with?

  • Would you like someone to help you with things like playing with your child or helping you plan healthy family meals?

The Home-Start Better Start team is here to help. Their trained volunteer peer supporters can provide:

  • Emotional support and a friendly, listening ear
  • Activities with children e.g. playing, listening, routines, reading and singing
  • Practical support e.g. with budgeting and meal planning
  • Support to link you in with other local services

Every family is different so support is tailored for you. Your peer supporter will normally visit you in your home once a week on a day and time agreed with you.

This service is for expectant families and families with children aged 0-3 living in the Better Start Bradford area
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My anxiety levels have significantly reduced since Tanya came into my life and I will now go out shopping with my baby and my son.

It really helped to have a support and direction from another parent to give my children the best start. In fact, Home-Start Better Start really is the perfect name.

This project is delivered by Home-Start Bradford District

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Impact Stories / 10th February 2020
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, he felt very alone until support came in the form of Home-Start Better Start volunteer Tanya Marshall.