COST OF LIVING CRISIS

COST OF LIVING CRISIS

Newlife welcomes the chancellor’s announcement of additional financial support to help with the cost of living crisis. In the last few weeks, we have been speaking to Ministers and MPs about the difficulty that many families with disabled children are facing;...

ACCESS ALL AREAS – THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

This time of year can be challenging – especially so for children with an illness or disability – and here at Newlife, we know that disabled children deserve a magical Christmas too. Christmas events can often be very busy, stressful, and sometimes completely...

HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU USE? – THE WATERSURE SCHEME

This Christmas, the last thing any family wants to worry about is a high water bill. If you or your child use a large amount of water due to medical conditions, the WaterSure Scheme offers the ability to cap your water bill, so you pay no more than the average amount...

GIVE A GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS

This Christmas, your donation could make a huge difference to the lives of disabled and terminally ill children – children just like Scarlett, who was born withCerebral Palsy. Scarlett, aged 22-months-old, is unable to walk, cannot sit up by herself and has painful...

HOSPITAL HOPES – MAKING THE MOST FROM APPOINTMENTS!

Hospital and other medical appointments for your child can feel stressful and overwhelming, whether it’s for a new issue, a routine check-up or getting test results – and you often find that by the time you speak to the consultant everything you wanted to discuss has...

PLAY THERAPY PODS – TOYS TO TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!

We all know how important it is for children to play, it’s not just for fun, but the way they learn and interact with the world around them, but when your child has a disability even this simple pleasure isn’t always so straight forward, and nothing makes this more...

SHOELACES THAT STAY TIED!

Every parent’s nightmare – shoelaces! But now there are three great types of kid friendly shoelaces that stay tied and stay on and they are only just over a fiver each to buy. These are just one of the aids that Horizon Disability have bought together from their...

HOUSE GETTING YOU DONW?

House getting you down? You are not alone – 365,000 disabled people in the UK say their home is not suitable for their needs. We hear this every day from families. But you can do something about it.  A few opportunities include: A disabled Facilities Grant is...

WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH YOUR CHILD’S SENCO

If you child has a special educational need or disability it’s important they get the right support from their SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). This is the school teacher responsible for assessing, planning and monitoring their progress, as well as...

MAKING UNI LIFE UNLIMITED

Is your disabled teenager thinking about going to university next year? Preparing for the big step into higher education can be a difficult one for anyone, but especially for those with disabilities. However, don’t fear! There are a lot of services out there that can...

KEEP THE POWER ON!

Everyone is worried about the rising price of gas and the potential for power cuts this winter – but if you have a disabled child suddenly losing power isn’t just inconvenient, it can be catastrophic, especially if it’s needed for vital equipment. But, there is help...