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Happy New Year from Alex

Happy New Year – I think we’re all ready to see the back of the last one and genuinely hope for a healthier and happier 2021. 2020 was not what any of us thought it might be, and whilst it has brought sadness and challenges we never imagined would happen in our lifetime, the Better Start Bra...


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...


Better Start Bradford is Still Here to Help

While the vast majority of face-to-face support is still on hold in 2021, we are still supporting families in the Better Start Bradford area over the phone / video calls and through virtual events. Below you can find contact details for all our projects along with brief details about what they a...


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...


Big Little Moments of Kindness

In these times of uncertainty and the potential impact on our mental health, it is really those small acts of kindness that can make a difference. It was Mother’s Day yesterday and Bradfordian Howie Javed, 57, took it upon himself to buy 100 bunches of flowers for local community groups to dis...