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Global Day of Parents 2021

To mark this years Global Day Of Parents Bradford’s Stronger Families WhatsApp wellbeing group wanted to share some reflections around ‘Good Enough’ parenting. Instead of focussing on good parenting versus bad parenting, we shone the spotlight on good enough parenting. Just like there is no such thing as the perfect child, we discussed how there is no such thing as the perfect parent, after all children aren’t born with a

2021-06-03T11:32:41+01:001st June 2021|Blog|

What is the future of work for charities?

This podcast is sponsored by charity technology partner Blackbaud Europe. Their fundraising CRM software supports over 1,500 charities in the UK, while JustGiving from Blackbaud powers the digital fundraising of over 26,000 good causes that have raised £4 billion since 2001. Although life is returning (somewhat) to normal, our working practices are still a grey area. Some charities continue to work from home full-time. Others are embracing the office once again.

2021-05-25T15:42:15+01:0025th May 2021|Blog|

Stronger Families celebrate International Day of Families

The Stronger Families team created a video to promote International Day of Families on 15thMay 2021. Katie introduces the reasons why it's important to raise awareness of this day, then in celebration, staff members and parents discussed some of their families traditions. https://youtu.be/ypMmylOftl4   Background of the day During the 1980's, the United Nations began focusing attention on issues related to the family. In 1983, based on the recommendations of

2021-05-17T10:38:36+01:0017th May 2021|Blog, Families|

Black Inclusion Week: Roberto Ira Rose – RAF Recruits

My father Roberto (Robbie) Ira Rose, born in Cuba to Jamaican parents, grew up in Summerfield in the parish of Clarendon in the county of Middlesex, Jamaica. Despite having a job in Kingston, he, together with his childhood friend Carl Chantrielle, decided to volunteer to support the war effort. They both joined the RAF in 1943 and would have been about 18 or 19 when they embarked on this life-changing

2021-05-11T17:04:57+01:0011th May 2021|Blog|

World Asthma Day Blog

I was first diagnosed with asthma at the age of 15 - some 40 odd years ago - after a childhood dogged by chest infections, breathing problems and the horrible syrup alupent (which still makes me feel sick today). Asthma is a condition in which the airways (the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs) narrow and swell causing reversible obstruction. Treatments can help manage the condition

2021-05-06T13:29:20+01:006th May 2021|Blog|

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

When is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week? Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th May 2021. What are Perinatal Mental health problems? A 'perinatal' mental health problem is one that you experience any time from becoming pregnant up to a year after you give birth. Having a baby is a big life event. This is understandably a difficult and stressful time for many people. And it may be particularly so if you

2021-05-05T10:50:59+01:005th May 2021|Blog, Families|

Healthy Ramadan Cookery Book by Ellen Rabia & Lena Meryem

Asalamu Alaikum everyone. I’ve compiled a few recipes and ideas for Ramadan to raise awareness about eating dishes that are healthy, ethical, wholesome, vegetarian, very tasty and also that can be made from seasonal and local sources with an added benefit of zero waste. It’s often thought that vegetarian food is not tasty and fulfilling, but the use of spices and herbs changes that idea. A very basic food like

2021-04-14T11:31:29+01:0014th April 2021|Blog|

*Potentially triggering blog* Raising awareness of maternal health disparities amongst Black Mothers

Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17 2021, was established in the United States to raise awareness about the alarming rate at which Black mothers face life-threatening experiences while pregnant. In November 2020, the Joint Committee on Human Rights released a report titled Black People, Racism and Human Rights. At the time, it found black women were five times more likely to die during pregnancy, childbirth and up to six weeks post-partum, than white women. Between 2020 and

2021-04-12T15:06:33+01:0012th April 2021|Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week|

Trans Day of Visibility – Quenby Harley

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, and as a trans person I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand I love to see trans experiences being shared, trans representation in my favourite shows, and more people seeing this and realising they're not alone. But in some ways we have too much visibility. Newspapers write about us every day. There's article after article based on vicious transphobia which frames

2021-03-31T17:09:14+01:0031st March 2021|Blog, Trans Day of Visibility|

Trans Day of Visibility – Anne Mansfield (Your Space)

Transgender Day of Visibility was created by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 as a day of positivity for the trans community.[1]  It aims to build resilience, uplift and inspire people through showcasing trans joy and celebrating gender non-confirming goodness.  It also helps raise awareness of trans issues and reminds us that trans lives should not have to be half-lived[2] or ended by violence.[3] It is a day to

2021-03-31T11:57:57+01:0031st March 2021|Blog, Trans Day of Visibility|