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Local mum of two, Ludmila Novosjolova, 39 has been involved on a volunteering basis with Better Start Bradford for over three years as one of our Community Board Members. She would always bring her youngest daughter Liliana to Board Meetings and sessions, from being a small baby, which was always a...


A walking group kickstarted my volunteering journey

When Saiqa, 38, joined a Better Start Bradford walking group in 2018, little did she know that a few years down the line she would be a Better Start Bradford Community Champion. Nor that she would have the confidence to talk about her story at a National Lottery Community Fund Conference for all th...


Volunteering saved my life

Great-grandad, Raymond Field, 70, proudly says he is Better Start Bradford’s oldest Community Champion. He also does not exclusively volunteer with Better Start Bradford and has his fingers in many different ‘Bradford pies’, including Friends of Bradford Moor Park and Bradford4Better. He has ...


How perinatal support turned my life around

Nisa, 28, is mum to three children under the age of five. When her youngest son was born, she simply felt like she couldn’t face the world each day until support came in the form of Better Start Bradford’s Perinatal Support Service. The service has had such an impact on her life that she intend...


How Home-Start Better Start helped me.

When 35-year-old Aisha* gave birth to her second child, she felt that the world was completely against her. Her caesarian scar was not healing, her baby son would not feed, he wouldn’t sleep, and it felt like her wider family were blaming her as she wanted to breastfeed rather than bottle feed. ...