Disabled children have been at the heart of the charity since 1991. Since that time we have become, through our work, the specialists for special children. Their needs and the needs of their families and carers, their health and their voices are all central to the work of the charity. Thankfully more babies and children survive conditions, accidents, infections and cancers, we see more children live through these experiences and therefore widened our remit to include all children with significant disabilities.
However as a result many go on to face both short term and enduring disability. Others will live with their life expectance limited, while tragically others children become terminally ill. Newlife exists to respond to all these children with care, professionalism and determination and to provide informed support to their families and carers.
Newlife Foundation Registered Charity Number 1001817
Newlife Nurses are the gateway to information, grants and care. They man a national Helpline which supports and informs families, whether they have just been told of their child's disability or need help accessing local services. The Newlife Nurse Helpline is free, confidential and trusted.View Details
Newlife Foundation funds pioneering work to improve child health, treatment and the knowledge to prevent disability - the best researchers provide the best chance of child improvement.View Details
Listening and understanding the needs of families, we work with policy makers at the highest levels from Parliament to Town Halls. Ensuring that disabled and terminally ill children and their families are not overlooked, and are treated fairly.View Details
We can't thank you all enough for Sophie's new wheelchair, she is so pleased with it! She loves the 'up and down' action which gives her so much more independence.
He is so happy in himself, there has not been a day that he's not asked to go out in his new chair, come sun, rain or winds - he wants to be out. When people asked Chris what it's like, he replied "I feel alive". Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
Lewis clearly finds the safespace calming and settled much more quickly at night, he has only had one sleepless night, but it was a noise free one as the safespace prevented him striking the walls and softened his vocalisations. We are deeply humbled by the generosity of Newlife.