At A Better Start Southend we want to do things differently: helping people create great services that make a real difference to parents and children.

We want to find new ways to think about services for families; testing approaches that have worked well in other areas or may never have been tried before.

We’re focusing on projects that are either:

  • based on ideas that have worked elsewhere, so we can see if they work in Southend
  • based on the newest scientific thinking, so we can see if they work in practice
  • driven by creative new ideas that deserve an opportunity to prove themselves

And this year we will be adding new projects designed with the local community to help Southend’s children enjoy a healthier start in life.

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