Daily News Roundup – 1 July 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Not talking about death only makes it more lonely and frightening

The Guardian

In the absence of faith, death cafes can provide a space for us to talk about what a good ending might be.

Welsh charity shop proposals misunderstand rationale for rate relief, says CFG

Civil Society

The author of the controversial report on business rates and high streets in Wales has failed to grasp the fact that charities qualify for rates relief because they are charities and provide public benefit, CFG has declared.

35 years of St Peter’s Hospice


As St Peter’s Hospice celebrates 35 years of caring for patients with life-limiting illness and their relatives, Gazette reporter Marion Sauvebois meets with the nurses who have accompanied them on their journey.

Former CQC chief Cynthia Bower on board of city hospice

Birmingham Mail

Cynthia Bower asked to be a volunteer with John Taylor Hospice after her retirement from the Care Quality Commission.

UK’s first ever opt-out donor scheme could get go-ahead

The Telegraph

The UK’s first ever opt-out organ donation scheme, where adults are presumed to have given consent, is set to be approved this week.

New care measure ‘sets bar too high’ for elderly and disabled, say charities

The Telegraph

New guidelines will strip 135,000 elderly and disabled people of care provided by councils, charities fear.

Charities ‘could gain an extra £177m a year’ through payroll giving

Third Sector

Charities could gain an extra £177 million a year if more employees were offered the chance to sign up to payroll giving, according to new research by the Charities Aid Foundation.

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