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Growing Together through Lockdown

At the beginning of Spring 2020, life as we knew it changed quite dramatically for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Better Start Bradford, we have been incredibly proud of how our family of projects and partners have come together to continue to offer support to families in need throu...


Get ready for a boost with Baby Week Bradford 2020

Things may be a little different this year, but that is not stopping Better Start Bradford and partners from hosting Baby Week Bradford 2020. They are thrilled to announce a fun-packed and educational programme for the third year running, with more than 30 free events taking place from 9 - 13 Novem...


Giving children a better start in life

As part of the fifth-year celebrations of the A Better Start programme, Children and Young People Now interviewed representatives from each of the five sites, including our own Head of Programme, Gill Thornton, who spoke about the Personalised Midwifery Care Project delivered by the Clover Team pic...


An incredible turnaround

When mum, Jannat*, 40 adopted her baby daughter she thought it would all be ‘plain sailing’ as she had already raised a teenage daughter. However, when her baby daughter turned into a toddler, the tantrums began… Jannat’s story My name is Jannat and I have two daughters aged 19 and tw...


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...