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

Our current projects are:

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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Previous A Better Start Southend Projects:

Buggy Active/Activise /Active Families (end date: 2016)
Building Bridges (end date: 2016)
Community Parents Programme (end date: 2016)
Connecting Parents (end date: 2016)
Five to Thrive (end date: 2016)
Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED) (end date: June 2019)
Incredible Years (end date: 2015)
Mellow Parenting (end date: 2015)
Sunshine & Stories (end date: 2016)