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Latest Newlife Charity Press Statements

Together for Short Lives – publication report into out of hours palliative care for life limited children.

Published: Nov 2017

  Sheila Brown, OBE, Chief Executive of Newlife the charity for disabled children: “I commend Together for Short Lives for speaking out on how local health services are failing in their obligations to provide round the clock palliative care for life limited children.  Once again it falls to a...

Nurses' concerns are no surprise to Newlife

Published: Dec 2012

Leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is very concerned by the recent report from the Royal College of Nursing and Unison which highlights that one in three school nurses and support staff do not feel confident or comfortable with the responsibility of administering...

From the Front Line : Disabled children's needs are 'invisible'

Published: Jul 2012

The real needs of thousands of disabled children are invisible to UK statutory providers.  Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has exposed a catalogue of failures in the provision of essential equipment for disabled and terminally ill children. The report, published this week, is based on the submissions...

Car seat risk continues – five years after law changes

Published: Sep 2011

Issue Despite the law on children's use of car seats changing five years ago this month (September), disabled youngsters are still being put at risk because families can't afford to buy specialist seating. Newlife is concerned the situation is worsening as the price of specialist equipment keeps rising...

How the Road Traffic Act impacts on disabled children

Published: Jun 2011

Issue The Road Traffic Act (1988) currently bans children under 14 from using very technologically advanced wheelchairs - a ‘class three vehicle' weighing up to 150kg. Wheelchairs heavier than 150kg are classed as cars, which users must theoretically be over 17 and have a driving licence to use. Our...


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