Daily News Roundup – 25 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

‘Although they are dying, young people still want to live as much of their ‘teenage-ness’ as they can’

The Reading Chronicle

With plans taking shape for the opening of Berkshire’s first children’s hospice by the Alexander Devine charity, Abigail Macleod, associate specialist in paediatrics at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, explains why it is so badly needed.

Calls for compromise between two Gorleston hospice charities after ‘disagreement’


Two charities vying to build two hospices must reach a compromise, the former chairman of East Coast Hospice has said.

MP seeks Papal disruption to Catholic charity’s property sale

Civil Society

Local campaigners, including MP Paul Burstow, have raised concerns over the future of the St Raphael’s Hospice with the Vatican.

Support for hospice soars after Children in Need shows

Nuneaton News

Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice has been inundated with offers of help, donations and people wanting to participate in fundraising activities after the charity was featured in the recent Children in Need shows.

Hospice ‘unlocks’ funds by recycling keys to raise money

Digital Journal

Willow Wood Hospice has started an innovative scheme of collecting and recycling keys to help raise money.

Bereavement leave for parents ‘should be guaranteed’

BBC News

Most people would support a national guaranteed bereavement leave after the death of a family member, according to an opinion poll. Currently there is no entitlement to leave, even following a child’s death.

Office for Civil Society ponders financial support for charities that have used reserves

Third Sector

The Office for Civil Society is considering introducing measures to support charities that have dipped into their reserves in order to survive the recession, Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society, has said.

Iain Duncan Smith ‘targeting seriously ill claimants’ in benefits overhaul

The Guardian

The fate of nearly 550,000 benefit claimants currently deemed unfit for work due to serious illnesses such as cancer is in the balance as it emerged that Iain Duncan Smith is planning a radical change to the welfare system.

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