Daily News Roundup – 20 December 2012

Categories: In The Media.

MP calls for ‘level playing field’ in public service delivery

Civil Society

The architect of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, Chris White MP, yesterday called on the government to do more to open up public services to civil society organisations and create a ‘level playing field’.

Call for rethink over elderly cancer patients

BBC News

All older cancer patients should get physical and mental health tests so they are not unfairly written off as too old for treatment, according to a report by Macmillan Cancer Support, Age UK and the Department of Health.

Terminally ill woman not consulted on Do Not Resuscitate order

The Guardian

A terminally ill woman was not consulted before a notice instructing “do not resuscitate” was placed with her medical records, a judge has found.

How can we support lonely older people this Christmas?

The Guardian – social care network

Half a million older people will spend Christmas Day alone. We should harness the willingness of volunteers to offer support.

Doorstep and telephone fundraising are the most annoying fundraising methods, research suggests

Third Sector

Joe Saxton, co-founder of nfpSynergy, says charities need to consider the balance between their ‘right to ask’ and the public’s ‘right to say no’.

Hospice work never stands still

The Northern Echo

At this time of year we remember that the hospice really is a 24/7 operation. St Teresa’s Hospice doesn’t close for a single day over Christmas. 

Freemasons give £5,400 to the Dougie Mac hospice

This is Staffordshire

A cheque for £5,400 has been presented to the Blurton-based hospice from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity Fund, which distributed £600,000 nationally to hospices.

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