The UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – which is based in Cannock – has kicked off the New Year with a new name.
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and its supporting business, Newlife Trading Ltd, have merged to become ‘Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children’.
Newlife CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: “Working together as one charity we can concentrate on our mission to support more disabled and terminally ill children around the UK. Simply put, we want to change lives.”
Newlife has provided equipment for 952 children in Staffordshire, totalling £1,047,215. Right now, the charity is working with a further 27 families in the county with combined equipment needs of £12,638. To find out more about how Newlife supports local families, go to: www.newlifecharity.co.uk/staffordshire
The charity offers a range of services: Equipment Grants make permanent provision of items like wheelchairs and walking frames for mobility and specialist beds and car seats for safety; Emergency Equipment Loans, often within 72 hours, provide a fast response for families of life-limited and terminally ill children and those sleeping in unsafe environments; Play Therapy Pods offer loans of sensory toys for children with complex needs; Comfort Capsules help families of terminally ill children make memories together.
All of the charity’s services are accessed through the Newlife Nurse Helpline – 0800 902 0095; email firstname.lastname@example.org.