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Comfortable emergency seating for children with disabilities

(Staffordshire)

For disabled and terminally ill children in the UK who need ‘emergency’ help, Newlife provides specialist equipment through a unique loan service. Newlife currently provides specialist beds and buggies in emergency situations. The project will provide a new suite of much-needed specialist P-pod seats to help meet the needs of even more children.

Our goals:

  • Relieve the pain of disabled and terminally ill children and help them live more comfortably
  • Provide relief within 72 hours to minimise the risk of the children’s condition worsening
  • Ensure children can participate in family life and spend more quality time together
£25k project Currently ranked in

How we will achieve our goals

The award will pay for 20 new specialist P-pod seats to be loaned to families. The seats are specially designed and moulded to suit the needs of disabled and terminally ill children, helping with posture to relieve their pain and increase their comfort. These brightly-coloured award-winning giant bean bag based seats are perfect for children.

Where the money will go

Without the right equipment, many disabled and terminally ill children are living in pain and at serious risk of their condition getting worse. Emergency Equipment Loans are delivered free-of-charge within as little as 72 hours, and will ease the pain for these children and give them a chance to live safely and more comfortably.

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  1. Posted on August 17, 2017

    Amazing charity so supportive and caring would be lost without them

  2. Posted on August 18, 2017

    Keep up the good work …..voted and shared !!

  3. Posted on August 20, 2017

    The staff here are very caring and will go beyond their usual standards to ensure every child has every chance.

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