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The National Children’s Bureau is coordinating an ambitious programme of shared learning for A Better Start, the ten-year project set-up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Better Start Bradford and the other four A Better Start partnersh...


Babies and toddlers are growing and learning every day and the little moments you share can make a big difference. Our Big Little Moments campaign is all about showing parents and carers how even the smallest interaction can help with their baby’s development. Such as sharing a story together, ...


How HENRY helped my son eat food

HENRY is an eight-week course supporting families with young children to develop healthy lifestyles. The course is also offered on a one-to-one basis for families that may struggle to attend fixed sessions. One single mum, Tasmida, 23, has really benefited from this approach, with Better Start Br...


Out of the darkness into the light

When Reena Begum found out she was pregnant, she was devastated. She simply did not want to be pregnant. The baby’s father didn’t want to know and she had no-one else to support her. Her mental health began to suffer and Reena began to have dark, suicidal thoughts. Thanks to the Perinatal Sup...


Proud to be a Community Champion

Becoming a Better Start Bradford volunteer Community Champion means different things to different people, but for Ali Nahani, 54, the role has given him a real sense of purpose and direction that he did not expect. In his own words, it has given him a ‘second family’. Here’s Ali’s story My...