Latest Newlife Charity Press Statements


published Apr 2022

As the Queen’s Jubilee approaches, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is inviting everyone to host their own royal tea party, raising vital funds to help support disabled and terminally ill children across the UK. The Jubilee is a great excuse to bring your friends, family, neighbours or co...

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published Aug 2019

At Newlife we recognise that children are our future – which is why in addition to providing disabled children with the vital equipment they need to have their best chance in life, we work to create a healthy planet for them to live in. Working directly with retailers to breathe ‘Newlife’ in...

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published Jul 2019

A unique social enterprise that is helping over 200 high street fashion brands meet their environmental and corporate social responsibility ambitions has signed up to the government backed, Sustainable Clothing Action Plan. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children has been running its clothing recy...

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published Feb 2019

We are pleased to see the government putting the needs and aspirations of disabled people at the forefront today with its commitment to introduce Personal Wheelchair Budgets (PWB)*. Newlife particularly welcomes the announcement today, having been part of the NHS national steering group that put for...

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Thousands of Disabled Children at Risk

published Nov 2018

Newlife published a damning report today exposing major and unlawful failings surrounding the provision of specialist equipment to some of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Newlife is urgently calling on the government and individual local statutory services to work with the charity to help those...

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Newlife Shows Support for #LABELSAREFORCLOTHES Campaign

published Feb 2018

In response to River Island’s campaign we agree that – #LABELSAREFORCLOTHES. We would add, there are now almost one million disabled children here in the UK, so campaigns like this really need to happen to encourage greater representation across all areas of life. Breaking down barriers, so ...

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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 chari...

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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 a...

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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 ...

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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 equipme...

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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 licen...

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