Newlife - the Charity for Disabled Children

Newlife Charity can provide essential equipment which meets the current and long-term specialist needs of disabled children and young people (up to their 19th birthday) and their family.

We do not provide cash grants but can help with buying equipment, including specialist seating, wheelchairs, beds and communication aids.

Last updated on 20 May 2022

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for help from Newlife Charity, you need to be:

  • A child or young person under the age of 19, and
  • A UK resident, and
  • Have a significant disability which affects your daily life, a life threatening/life limiting condition or be diagnosed as terminally ill.

We do not give cash grants. Our grants are given via the supplier of goods/services or by giving items. There are some items which we ask families to contribute to because they would likely have had to spend money on buying a basic model. For car seats, we request a contribution of 20% of the overall cost. We ask for a £90 contribution for beds and £50 for buggies.

We cannot fund adaptations to cars or properties therapy/treatment costs, white goods or holidays.

How to apply?

To apply for an equipment grant, complete the online application form on the Newlife Charity website.

Other information

Other services that Newlife Charity provides include:

  • National Nurse Helpline - 0800 902 0095 (free from UK mobiles and landlines and available Mondays to Fridays from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (7.00 pm on Wednesdays))
  • Emergency Equipment Loans for children and young people who are terminally ill
  • Play Therapy Pod Service
  • Comfort Capsule Service.

See the Newlife Charity website for more information about these.

Contact details

Newlife - the Charity for Disabled Children
Newlife Centre, Hemlock Way
WS11 7GF

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