Daily News Roundup – 14 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Death cafes designed to get people to talk about dying and bereavement issues

Daily Record
Glasgow University Professor David Clark is leading an end of life study at Thomas Tosh in Thornhill to tackle the “last taboo”.

Grant brings overnight stays at Lewis-Manning a step closer

Bournemouth Echo
A new treatment room is being equipped at a Poole hospice which will bring overnight stays a step closer.

Work starts on £50k Garden of Life at Haverhill’s Burton Centre

Cambridge News
The ground-breaking ceremony for a new community garden took place on Friday. The Garden of Life will be built using £50,000 of lottery funding at St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Burton Centre.

Carers Trust response to Labour’s Health Manifesto

Carers Trust
Dr Moira Fraser, director of policy and research at Carers Trust, has called for the NHS to have a duty to identify carers, better coordination of health and care services and additional funding for social care.

UK research spend on dementia still too low, new study shows

Alzheimer’s Society
The amount of government money spent on dementia in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still too low when compared with the economic and personal impact the condition has.

Labour pledges to avoid ‘extreme’ social care cuts

Community Care
A Labour government would avoid ‘extreme’ social care cuts planned by the Conservatives and continue to fund the controversial Frontline fast-track training scheme for children’s social work.

From across ehospice editions:

Basketball star Lauren Hill dies from brain cancer at age 19

Dying with dignity: hope for Rwanda as a post genocide society

Tasmanian study explores the value of mindfulness for palliative caregivers

Taxi drivers rave about outreach TB, HIV services

Celebrating hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week