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Better Start Bradford is Still Here to Help

Better Start Bradford is Still Here to Help

Despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions earlier in the year we’re continuing to support families in the Better Start Bradford area through a mix of phone / video calls and virtual events, with face-to-face activities gradually being re-introduced by several of our project teams. Click on the image or heading above to find out more…


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...


Being a Doula in lockdown

Jane Longthorn, 42 is a volunteer doula with Bradford Doulas and has supported four expectant mums over the last 18 months. When she started supporting her fifth mum, Aneesah, COVID-19 struck. Jane was worried that she would not be able to support Aneesah during her pregnancy in the same way tha...


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...