Daily News Roundup – 5 December 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Young Nantwich playwright stunned by success of charity-inspired show

Nantwich News

A talented teenager has been invited to stage a poignant show she wrote after being inspired by St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice.

Hospice targets £10,000 fundraising total in three days to pay for nurse

Welwyn Hatfied Times

The Isabel Hospice is aiming to raise £10,000 in three days, and hopes to secure a further £5,000 in matched funding.

Health chiefs want to raise cancer awareness among older people

The Guardian

Public health chiefs have promised extra efforts to raise awareness of cancer symptoms among older people to help close the gap in survival rates between parts of the UK and some other European countries.

Exercise ‘is good dementia therapy’

BBC News

People with dementia who exercise improve their thinking abilities and everyday life, a body of medical research concludes.

More than a thousand care home residents die thirsty

The Telegraph

More than 1,000 care home residents have died of thirst or while suffering severe dehydration over the past decade, says The Daily Telegraph.

Care reforms ‘to increase costs and legal challenges’

Local Government Chronicle

The government’s plans to create a national standard for social care eligibility could place unfunded new burdens on councils and lead to an increase in legal challenges, ministers have been warned.

More than half of people ‘would donate more if the process was easier’

Third Sector

A study by UK Community Foundations, chaired by David Sheepshanks, coincides with the launch of its campaign to raise £1bn of new funding for local communities by 2020.

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