Newlife Care Services

National Nurse Helpline

Our specialist Nurses can provide information on access to health & social care professionals; local & national services; rights & benefits; rare & complex conditions; delivery of care in the community; and provide emotional support. Simply call 0800 902 0095 (free from UK mobiles and landlines) Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm or until 7pm every Wednesday.

Equipment Grants

Newlife can provide essential equipment which meets the current and long-term specialist needs of disabled children and their families. Equipment grants enable safe and effective care to be delivered to children with specialist needs, and without Newlife many disabled and terminally ill children would go without vital equipment. Applications are individually reviewed by Newlife Nurses to assess the needs of children and their families, and the urgency of each request. The application process is simple; the form can be submitted online or downloaded from the website, and should be completed by the family following consultation with an appropriate local supporting professional involved in the child’s care.

Emergency Equipment Loans

Newlife runs the UK’s only Emergency Equipment Loan service, providing equipment free of charge to children who are in very urgent need, often delivering within 72 hours. This emergency service is for those children who cannot wait for the equipment they desperately need. This may be because the child is at significant risk of injury, has a shortened life expectancy or complex unstable conditions. The application process is simple; the form can be submitted online or downloaded from the website, completed by the family following consultation with an appropriate local supporting professional involved in the child’s care.

Play Therapy Pod Service

Newlife recognises that the therapeutic effect of play can make a huge difference to social and behavioural development to individual children and the family as a whole. When children have complicated needs, play does not become a priority which is why Play Therapy Pods of specialist toys are loaned to children for an average of 12 weeks. All Pods are assessed, cleaned and refurbished prior to reloan. The application process is simple; the form can be submitted online or downloaded from the website, and doesn’t require support from a local health or social care professional.

Comfort Capsule Service

Newlife’s Comfort Capsules provide practical equipment to support families during unimaginably tough times. When a family is given the news that their child has a terminal illness, the medical needs often outweigh the holistic needs of the family to have the opportunity to build and treasure memories. Newlife recognises that equipment can have a therapeutic effect on a child’s quality of life, and subsequently provides support to the family as a whole. The application process is simple; the form can be submitted online or downloaded from the website, and should be completed by the family following consultation with an appropriate local supporting professional involved in the child’s care.

if you have any questions, please contact our care services for free on:

Phone-number0800 902 0095

www.newlifecharity.co.uk

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