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Celebrating collaborative working

In 2015, Better Start Bradford received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to support pregnant women and families with children aged under four in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton. Five years on we have more than 20 projects just doing that. What is even more ...


Tanya’s confidence boost thanks to volunteering

Tanya Marshall, 32, is one of our Home-Start Better Start volunteers. She completed their Volunteer Preparation course in Spring 2019. In this blog Tanya shares how volunteering has increased her confidence and helped her with her own anxiety issues. Tanya’s Story I love volunteering for ma...


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:...


Four Doulas and a Baby!

It was widely speculated in the press that Meghan Markle may have used a doula to support her and Prince Harry with the birth of baby Archie. However, one local Bradford mum had to have the support of four volunteer doulas when she gave birth! After being induced on the Friday night, the mum in q...


The Power of Volunteering

Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2019) is the nation’s chance to celebrate the wonderful contribution that volunteers make. In this blog we chatted to our new Volunteer Co-ordinator, Emma Stafford, to find out more about what inspires her to do her role at Better Start Bradford and why she believes in...