Newlife Nurses

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.

Nothing is too small or too important to discuss with a trusted Newlife Nurse. In addition, Newlife Foundation offers grants for essential medical equipment. If the statutory health and social care services cannot help, Newlife Nurses can progress a grant for equipment direct from Newlife funds or they can provide information of grants available nationally from other sources.

Newlife Nurses can be contacted by:

  • Calling our free Nurse Helpline phone number 0800 902 0095 (free from UK landlines)
    (Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm (Wed 9.30am to 7pm) (answer phone facility outside normal hours)
  • Using our Live Nurse Chat Service
    Click on the icon top right. If icon is grey, the service is offline, but you can leave a message.
  • Sending an email directly from our website or via

Newlife Equipment Grants

Newlife provides grants for essential equipment such as: pain relieving beds, wheelchairs, communication aids, and much more. Newlife has funded over £6 million pounds worth of equipment grants helping children across the UK, making a real difference to the lives of children and their families.

Download the complete Equipment Grant Application form PDF

Just Can't Wait - Equipment Loans

Offers the free loan of essential equipment. Normally delivered within 72 hours, this suite of relevant equipment such as beds, wheelchairs, hoists etc are made available, specifically to help terminally ill children who 'Just Can't Wait', hence the name of the service.

Normally a professional will contact the Newlife Nurse Service to enquire about availability, specification and eligibility. While on loan the equipment is fully maintained and when no longer needed the items are quickly collected. It is then tested by the supplier and clinically cleaned, before being made ready for re-release.

Play Therapy Pod Service

The free loan of specialist toys can teach cause and effect, assist with developing hand/eye coordination and promote understanding about balance, movement and development of fine and gross motor skills. They can also stimulate audio and visual senses and many children find comfort and distraction from pain or distress through play. Play is important to all children but for many disabled children the opportunity to have access to developmental and therapeutic toys is difficult. The Play Therapy Pods are self-contained and are delivered direct to the family's door. There are eight categories which can be chosen according to the child's physical and learning age, abilities and medical needs of the individual child.

Download the Play Therapy Pod Booklet PDF

Download the Play Therapy Pod Loan Application Form PDF


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