The Better Start Partnership in Blackpool has been awarded £45 million, led by the NSPCC, the inclusive partnership is made up of the Local Authority, Clinical Commissioning Group, Blackpool Hospital Teaching Trust, Police and the Community. It brings together local families, communities, and agencies from across public, private and voluntary sectors.
Initially, we are focussing in the seven wards where communities face the greatest challenges: Bloomfield, Brunswick, Claremont, Clifton, Park, Talbot and Victoria. As we learn what works in these wards, the partnership will invest further local funds in replicating effective programs and services across the whole town, leaving a lasting legacy for Blackpool.
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Meet the Team at the Centre For Early Child DevelopmentLearn more
Our Community Connectors support families with babies and children under 4 years living in Blackpool and primarily the seven Better Start target wards to make the most of services most appropriate to their needs.Learn more
We have been awarded £45m by the Big Lottery Fund for our 10 year project. Our interventions and approach will transform the way services are delivered to children and families. Together we will deliver lasting change, ensuring Blackpool becomes a place in which all families raise happy, healthy children who grow up to take pride in belonging to, and giving back to, our community.Read more
Better Start will improve services for 0 to 3 year olds and their families. We aim toachieve a generational shift, ensuring that today’s babies enjoy the early care and nurture they need for healthy development and to be ready for school. In turn, as Blackpool’s babies grow up and become parents themselves, they will pass on the Better Start legacy to the next generation.Read more
The Stakeholders of Blackpool Better StartLearn More
Better Start is grounded in four cornerstones which we believe will provide exceptionally strong foundations for our work over the next 10 years and beyond.Read more
Frequently Asked Questions about Blackpool Better StartRead more
Better Start is built on partnership workingFind out more