In partnership with Sharing Voices and SHINE, we’re bringing together people living in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton to form one of the UK’s first locally-based groups dedicated to exploring Adverse Childhood Experiences (or ACEs for short). ACEs are negative things that people go through when they are a baby or child, for example living in a home where there is violence, abuse, addiction problems or a family member being in prison. Anything that causes stress or makes a baby or child feel threatened can be considered to be an ACE, and can impact people right into adulthood.
The new group needs people like you who are rooted in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton (the areas served by us, Better Start Bradford).
You may have personal experience of ACEs or childhood trauma, or you may simply be passionate about giving children the best start in life.
The initial aim is to raise awareness of ACEs; amongst yourselves, your families and the people you know, the wider community, then who knows where… that will be up to the group to decide and steer.
To find out more about this volunteer role, contact Michelle Everitt for an informal chat on: 01274 723146 or email [email protected]