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Proud to be a Community Champion

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...


Donah: Why I’m a volunteer doula

When mum of three, Donah Worsman, 37, spotted an advert for a volunteer doula with the Bradford Doulas, she jumped at the chance. Having had a difficult experience with the birth of her first child and then suffering from post-natal depression, she knew that she wanted to help women have really posi...


Why continuity of carer matters

Volunteer Doulas Bradford - Rosa's Story

At Better Start Bradford we have more than 20 projects supporting families in our area of Bradford. We were thrilled when we learned that two of our projects have been working together and supporting an isolated single mum through her birth journey, creating a continuity of carer that she had not ha...


My Champion Journey by Sundas Mughal

Our Community Champions are Better Start Bradford’s biggest assets. They are rooted in their communities and provide trusted peer to peer motivation around our key aim to give children the best start in our area of Bradford. One of our Community Champions, Sundas Mughal, shares her champion journe...


Is this the year of the multi-volunteer?

Mum of three, Irem Ahmed is one of our ‘multi-volunteers’, who volunteers for two of our projects: Home-Start Better Start and the Perinatal Support Service. Here, Irem shares why she finds volunteering so rewarding. Irem's Story I was on a Home-Start preparation course for family support volu...