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Talking Together during COVID-19

Mum of five, Sara Shah, 42, had thought everything was okay with her youngest son's language development until she completed a routine questionnaire as part of the Talking Together assessment for two-year olds focusing on his speech and language development. Her young son was surrounded by lots...


Being a volunteer during lockdown

During this difficult time of lockdown and the increased fear and anxiety around COVID-19, mums and mums-to-be with depression, anxiety and low mood may feel more isolated. As the Perinatal Support Service is a volunteer-led service, they have been very fortunate to have dedicated volunteers co...


Home-Start Better Start volunteer support during lockdown

Phoebe*, 26 had never felt so alone. She had left her family and friends in Huddersfield to move to Bradford with her husband and their two young sons aged two and three. Then COVID-19 struck! Thankfully Home-Start Better Start have been able to offer Phoebe ongoing support over the phone. Phoeb...


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...


Better Start Bradford Provision During the Coronavirus Outbreak

While the vast majority of face-to-face support is on hold for the time being due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are continuing to provide support remotely wherever possible. Below you can find contact details for all our projects, along with brief details about what they can offer families in th...