Daily News Roundup – 10 June 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Carers are being let down by government, says report

The Independent

Carers are being “woefully let down” when they start out and are often left with no help in their first few years in the role.

Carers struggle to exercise lasting power of attorney

The Guardian

The Guardian looks at one of many frustrations for carers: getting banks to recognise your lasting power of attorney.

Disability Living Allowance changes begin

BBC News

A new system of disability benefits has begun to take effect across England, Scotland and Wales.

Volunteers’ week: Macmillan looks at the role of volunteers in social care

Macmillan blog

Volunteers in health and social care are involved in all parts of the system – for example, assisting with mealtimes in hospital, providing support for bereaved families and providing support in the community.

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices get Children in Need cash 

Get Surrey

A cash boost of more than £88,000 will help Woking and Sam Beare Hospices expand children’s bereavement services over the next three years.

Hospice physiotherapy service proves a big hit


A new physiotherapy service has been launched by St Luke’s Hospice, Basildon, to help people with cancer to be as independent and mobile as possible.

Hospice marks 35 years in style

The Post

More than a 1,000 people turned up at Bristol’s Colston Hall yesterday to celebrate the 35th anniversary of St Peter’s Hospice.

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