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A Better Start

A Better Start Southend (ABSS) is a 10-year test and learn programme. The National Lottery Community Fund has funded this to change children’s services in Southend.

We are investing £40m. This is used to grow and test the new and improved children’s services. We also use the skills of local people to make great things happen.

ABSS are working with local people to decide how to give every child the best start in life.

These people are

  • Parents
  • Carers
  • Volunteers
  • Professionals

We want to make services better for local children. We hope it will last for years, even long after ABSS is over.

We focus on families with children 0-4 and expectant parents in the below wards:

  • Kursaal
  • Milton
  • Shoeburyness
  • Victoria
  • Westborough
  • West Shoebury

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