Table 1

Interventions commissioned for delivery as part of the Better Start Bradford programme

InterventionDescriptionService providerEstimated recipients per year
Antenatal support
Personalised Midwifery Continuous midwife care through antenatal and postnatal periodBradford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Midwifery Services500
Family Links Antenatal Universal antenatal parenting skills programmeLocal authority200
ESOL+ English language course for women with little or no English during pregnancyShipley Further Education College90
Antenatal and postnatal support
Family Nurse Partnership Intensive home visiting for vulnerable women aged under 25 yearsBradford District Care Trust (BDCT)100
Baby Steps Parent education programme for vulnerable parentsVoluntary Community Sector (VCS)—Action For Children100
Doula Late pregnancy, birth and postnatal support for vulnerable womenVCS Action For Community Ltd82
HAPPY Healthy eating and parenting course for overweight mums with a BMI over 25VCS—Barnardo’s120
Perinatal Support Service Support for pregnant women and mothers of babies under 1 year old at risk of mild/moderate mental health issuesVCS—Family Action140
Breast feeding support service Universal practical and emotional support to breastfeeding mums and their families (this reflects the second part of the service not just peer support)VCS—Health For All (Leeds)400
Home-Start Peer support for vulnerable womenVCS—Home-Start45
Little Minds Matter Support and nurturing of parent–infant relationships for those at risk of relationship problemsBDCT/Family Action40
HENRY Universal group programme to improve healthy eating and physical activity in young childrenVCS and Schools/HENRY186
Incredible Years Parenting Universal parenting programme for parents with toddlersVCS—Barnardo’s160
Cooking for a Better Start Universal cook and eat sessionsVCS—HENRY72
Pre-schoolers in the Playground Pre-schoolers’ physical activity in the playgroundSchools108
Forest Schools Outdoor play in the natural environment for young children and parentsVCS—Get Out More CiC90
Better Start Imagine Book gifting and book sharing sessionsVCS—BHT Early Education and Training1015
I CAN Early Talk Strengthening parents’ and practitioners’ knowledge in improving language developmentVCS—BHT Early Education and Training115
Talking Together Universal screening for language delay of 2-year-olds; in-home programme for parents with children at risk of delayVCS—BHT Early Education and Training954
  • BMI, body mass index.