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

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