Daily News Roundup – 26 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

PM fears people could feel ‘unfairly pressurised’ into ending their lives if laws on assisted dying are relaxed

The Independent

The Prime Minister indicated he would oppose a move to legalise allowing terminally ill adults with less than six months to live to choose to be helped to kill themselves.

Two Northampton hospice charities merge and launch lottery

Northampton Chronicle

Two charities that support Cynthia Spencer Hospice – Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice and Cynthia Spencer Charitable Trust – have merged in order to free more money to spend on patients.

Man leaves £250,000 to St Luke’s Hospice

Harrow Times

Former patient Eric Rawson has left £250,000 to St Luke’s Hospice in his will, making it one of the biggest donations the hospice has received.

Views wanted on end of life strategy

Your Thurrock

NHS Basildon and Brentwood CCG and Thurrock CCG are asking for local people’s views on what excellent end of life care should look like to help inform a new local end of life strategy.

What do terminally ill people and their families really want?

Marie Curie blog

Last week Marie Curie asked people on Facebook to tell them the one thing that politicians could do to improve end of life care?

The rise of the selfie obituary

The Independent

The late James Rebhorn and Tony Benn both compiled their own obituaries.

Cuts have left 250,000 older people without state care, report says

The Guardian

A quarter of a million older people have lost their state-funded help in the past four years as council budgets have been slashed and services rationed, according to a new report.

Don’t spoil the party – my illness is my business

The Guardian

Lauren O’Hara has been seriously ill – she doesn’t want you to tell you with what. Nor does she want to be interrogated by well-meaning acquaintances.

Lord Hodgson calls for a single self-regulatory fundraising body

Civil Society

The three fundraising self-regulatory bodies should come together to form a single ‘Charity Fundraising Association’, Lord Hodgson has said ahead of the findings of a review into self-regulation.

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