Daily News Roundup – 21 August 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Progress of the EAPC Task Force on Palliative Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities


This EAPC Task Force is collecting examples of good practice and developing consensus norms for palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities.

Martlets home care division makes £200k for Hove hospice

Brighton and Hove News

The home care division of the Martlets charity has now earned more than £200,000 for the charity since it was set up six years ago.

Dr John Smith: This could be an opportunity, not a threat

Luton Today

Funding changes to Cransley Hospice could be an opportunity, not a threat, says founder Dr John Smith.

The art of being different: combating stereotypes of disability

The Guardian

A new project, Postcards from the Edges, is enabling people who feel they are on the fringes of society to make their voices heard.

The heart disease ‘time bomb’

The Telegraph

Three in four adults are likely to suffer illnesses such as heart disease or diabetes by 2030, according to a government report which warns that the NHS will not have enough staff to cope.

Child deaths from heart defects plummets – thanks to the NHS

The Independent

Progress in cardiac care creates the first generation to enjoy high survival rates.

Nearly half of gift aid claims now processed online

Civil Society

Some 45% of gift aid claims are now being made using Charities Online, with six weeks to go to before HMRC withdraws the paper gift aid claim form. 

How to get ahead in … major gift fundraising

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

More needs to be done to find, train and retain senior major gift fundraisers if the income stream is to grow, charities say.

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