There are around one million disabled and terminally ill children in the UK
Newlife supports thousands of them with assistive equipment, such as Theraposture adjustable beds and care cots, that may not be available through statutory services.
The dedicated Newlife team, including nurses and OTs, work to improve children’s health and well-being by partnering with Theraposture.
Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director (left) and Peter Wicks, Theraposture Assessor with the new, fully modular Mascot Mk2 care cot at Occupational Therapy 2013.
Together we provide fast track access to specialist equipment that enhances care and safety for all children, carers and their families.
One of a kind services
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 or in urgent need because of their shortened life expectancy.
On receipt of an emergency application to supply a specialist cot or bed, Newlife commissions Theraposture to deliver the specialist equipment required, usually within 72 hours of receiving the order. Theraposture also installs and maintains the beds once in situ.
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 to secure long-term provision of the bed. Once the loan period has ended, Theraposture organises collection of the loan bed or cot from the family’s home.
Ongoing ownership for a permanent solution
Newlife’s 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.