There are around one million disabled and terminally ill children in the UK
Newlife supports thousands of them every year with specialist equipment that may not be available through statutory services.
Newlife’s dedicated Care Services Department includes a team of experienced nurses and responsive professionals that, work to improve children’s health and well-being. By partnering with TherapostureNewlife has quick access to specialist equipment that enhances care and safety for disabled and terminally ill children, their families and carers.
Theraposture and Newlife working together at a recent Kidz exhibition
Newlife’s Emergency Loan Service is the only one of its kind in the UK, providing disabled children who are at serious risk of significant injury and those in urgent need because of life threatening or life limiting conditions, or terminal illness.
On receipt of an emergency application to supply a specialist cot or bed, Newlife will ascertain the type of equipment needed and if appropriate will commission Theraposture to deliver the specialist bed required, usually within 72 hours of receiving the order. Theraposture also installs and maintains the beds once in situ.
To apply for an emergency loan of specialist equipment visit www.newlifecharity.co.uk/apply or call 0800 902 0095 to speak with Newlife’s Care Services Team.
Newlife’s Emergency Equipment Loan Service is completely free for families. Loan periods typically last six months to enable Newlife’s Care Services Team to work closely with families and their health or social care professionals in order to secure long term provision of a bed.
Once the loan period has ended, Theraposture organises collection of the loan bed or cot from the family’s home. Newlife’s Emergency Equipment Loans provide vital solutions in often sensitive and urgent situations. We can assist Healthcare Professionals if they consider a permanent product purchase following the loan from Newlife. Purchasing adjustable care cots from us is popular with OT’s as commonly this provides like-for-like replacement of loan equipment and hence reduces risk. The loan product has already been proven and very much liked by the family, the child and the carers – hence appropriate cot provision is assured.