Daily News Roundup – 8 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Disability Living Allowance replaced by PIP scheme

BBC News

Major changes to disability benefits for new claimants are being introduced in the north of England, as Personal Independence Payments begin to replace Disability Living Allowance.

NHS reforms: ‘we need people to see why we have to change things’

The Guardian

Five leaders of the clinical commissioning groups created by the coalition’s NHS shakeup explain how the new bodies are using their powers to tackle key issues confronting the NHS.

£1m for service users to help train up personal assistants

Community Care Blog

People who employ personal assistants can apply for a grant from the Workforce Development Fund to support the cost of learning and development for both themselves and their personal assistants.

Olympics were a ‘missed opportunity’ to engage young volunteers

Civil Society

Organisations have ‘missed the opportunity’ of the Olympics to inspire young people to volunteer, claims Joe Saxton from nfpSynergy.

Law Commission starts review of charity law

Third Sector

The Law Commission has started its long-awaited review into aspects of charity law.

App’s a great way to raise hospice cash

Yellow Advertiser

Four students turned £250 into more than £1,000 with a new game they issued as a desktop app, as part of a fundraising scheme for St Francis Hospice in Havering-atte-Bower.

Judith is an ambassador for St Ann’s Hospice


St Ann’s Hospice shares its experiences through a team of volunteer ambassadors like Judith Lacy, from Altrincham, who gives talks to the public.

Buy Loros booklet and help hospice

Leicester Mercury

Caroline Wessel, known for her histories of Leicestershire villages, has written a booklet on the first 25 years of LOROS hospice.

Haverhill: Hospice outreach centre gets green light


St Nicholas Hospice Care has been given the go ahead to convert a former community centre into an outreach service.

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