Daily News Roundup – 20 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice at home’s new £700,000 centre officially opened

News and Star

The new Hospice at Home West Cumbria centre has been officially opened, marking a new era for the charity as it is the first time it will have had a dedicated centre offering services to complement its palliative care work.

School choir visits children’s hospice

Canterbury Times

A group of pupils from a local secondary school visited Demelza Hospice in Sittingbourne as part of a Citizenship project.

Spotlight on our hospice

North Devon Journal

While many people are aware that North Devon Hospice provides care to local people, it is always difficult to articulate just what a difference this care makes.

Have the British forgotten how to grieve?

The Telegraph

Some countries ‘celebrate’ the loss of a loved one, others have prolonged mourning rituals. In Britain, we rush back to work after the funeral. Have we got death all wrong?

The warm weather has left the UK on course for a record low of cases of flu and respiratory disease

The Independent

We may be experiencing the wettest winter on record but, on present trends, this winter looks like setting another, more welcome, record – for the lowest ever level of seasonal flu.

Charities need to lobby the Electoral Commission on the new Lobbying Act

Civil Society

After a bruising battle, new rules on non-party campaigning have come into force. Lawyer Simon Steeden says the sector now needs to turn its attention to the next front: ensuring that the Electoral Commission’s guidance is fit for purpose.

Coalition of charities warn government on proposed spending welfare cap

Civil Society

Oxfam, Shelter, Barnardo’s, NCVO and other leading charities have raised concerns with government that a new overall cap on welfare spending could bring “compound hardship for many individuals and families”.

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