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Meet our Board Members – Salma Nawaz

At the heart of Better Start Bradford, we have our Partnership Board who are responsible for making the key decisions regarding delivery of the Better Start Bradford programme. The Board is made up of representatives across Bradford services, but is mainly made up of representatives from the local c...


Nominations Open! Outstanding Contribution to Early Years Award

We're delighted to have teamed up with the Telegraph and Argus and People Can for a fourth year to offer our special 'Outstanding Contribution to Early Years' award as part of the annual Community Stars awards! Nominations are now open and you have until Friday 4 October 2019 to submit your entry. ...


One volunteer’s Better Start Bradford journey

Some people join the Better Start Bradford family and very quickly become indispensable. Maryiam is one such individual. She has experienced Better Start Bradford as both a participant and volunteer, and is grateful for the abundance of opportunities it has brought. We are equally grateful to her f...


Reasons to support your staff to volunteer

Better Start Bradford Programme Director, Michaela Howell, reflects on the benefits of supporting your staff to volunteer. “Mum, Brownies will close unless a mum can help out”. This was what my 7 year old daughter shouted at me as she came running out of her Brownie group. Of course, I offere...


Recently I attended a Friends of Bowling Park meeting  where a group of dedicated volunteers gathered in a cold hut (- 2c outside) to think about ways to develop an old stone building into a useful space for local people to gather and run activities like a community cafe. As I was listening to th...