Newlife have an excellent service they offer to families:
1: Equipment. Using a very simple grant (not means tested) Newlife can provide equipment not available from the NHS, eg:
- A variety of wheelchairs (including electric), specialist buggies
- Specialist cots and beds
- Specialist car seats
- Sensory development and therapeutic stimulaton equipment
- Communication aids
- Specialist clothing
2: Nurse Helpline. Help, support and information in complete confidence for FREE. ie: medical queries, info on care services, treatments, understanding terminology, grants, equipment, education, benefits and rights.
3: Can’t Wait Service: A priority equipment loan service FREE, helping terminally ill children. They aim to provide equipement within 72 hours including special beds, manual handling equipment and wheelchairs. The cost of individual adaptations, technical repairs and maintenance are covered by Newlife.
4: Kits for Learning and Play which can be loaned for 12 weeks for FREE. Kits contain about £350 worth of toys. There are 4 categories: tactile, visual, sound and interactive.