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Launch of the new ACEs, Trauma and Resilience Strategy for Bradford District

Partners came together on 16 March 2021 to launch the new Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Trauma and Resilience Strategy for the Bradford District.  The strategy is the culmination of a desire in Bradford to move forward with becoming a trauma informed and ACE aware city.  The journey beg...


New home-visiting programme starting soon

Better Start Bradford is supporting the implementation of the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting (MECSH) programme with health visitors from Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT) in the Better Start Bradford area and Bradford East area. MECSH was designed in Australia...


Meet our Neighbourhood Workers

Community engagement has always been at the heart of Better Start Bradford. Everything we deliver is for the community and has been developed with our local community. So, it made perfect sense to ensure that we had community workers based within each area that we serve in Bradford. Therefore, our ...


The inspiration behind Salma’s well-being packs

Mum of four, Salma Nawaz, is a community representative on our Better Start Bradford Board. Salma knows what a struggle lockdown has been on many parents with young children, as her own mental health has suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Better Start Bradford started delivering activit...


Why ‘Home-Start Better Start’ is the perfect name

In the first few weeks of lockdown, we spoke to Phoebe* who was being supported by Home-Start Better Start volunteer Amanda. Phoebe, 26, has now got to the point where she no longer feels she needs Amanda’s support. She took the time to talk to us about how she felt Amanda has helped he...