BSB Innovation Hub

What is the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub?

Better Start Bradford is a £49m Big Lottery funded programme to help children in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton get a better start in life. Over the next ten years (2015-2025) Better Start Bradford will provide over 20 projects for pregnant women and families with children aged 0-3. The projects will help to improve children’s emotional and social development, communication and language development, nutrition and reduce obesity.

The Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub is a partnership between Better Start Bradford and Born in Bradford. The Innovation Hub unites leading academics from the University of York, the National Institute for Economic and Social Research and the Bradford Institute for Health Research to provide a centre for evaluation of the effectiveness of the Better Start Bradford projects. This has included establishing a new birth cohort – Born in Bradford’s Better Start

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For more information on the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub please contact the Programme Manager; Dr Josie Dickerson on 01274 383941 or

A Guide for Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Interventions

The Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub and Better Start Bradford have developed a series of pragmatic operational guides to support organisations through the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions. The guides includes different tools to aid the successful delivery, monitoring and evaluation of interventions.

These guides have been designed so that you can pick and choose which elements andtools are most relevant to you, and each guide should be viewed as support to a particular stage of the process:

  1. The Service Design: An Operational Guide is for those who are designing or planning the implementation of a project
  2. The Implementation & Monitoring Toolkit is for those who want to monitor and review performance of an intervention that is ready to start or is already up and running
  3. The BSBIH Evaluation Framework is for those who are interested in understanding more about evaluation options for an intervention.

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