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Better Start Bradford projects showcased during #RoyalVisitBradford

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...


Vote now for your early years hero!

Voting is open for three individuals shortlisted for the Better Start Bradford 'Outstanding Contribution to Early Years'  Community Stars award: Aqsa Shaheen, Ali Nahani and Jo Midgeley. All three have inspiring stories to share. Here is a flavour of their achievements and passion as volunteers:...


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...