Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children

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Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
Newlife Centre, Hemlock Way, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 7GF
Telephone number:
0800 902 0095
Service description:
Newlife’s Care Services team provide supportive care through a national Helpline which offers information to families and professionals caring for disabled and terminally ill children.

Qualified and experienced Nurses are available on Newlife’s free Helpline to provide confidential information and compassionate support

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.

You can download grant application forms from the Newlife website.

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.

Play Therapy Pod Service - Equipment Loans
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.

You will need to complete an application which will then verify eligibility for the support you are asking for. Contact the helpline for more advice.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 18 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Diagnosis
  • Health
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
15/09/2017

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