Daily News Roundup – 9 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Thousands of dementia sufferers rarely see loved ones

The Telegraph

Tens of thousands of elderly people with dementia see friends or family just once a week according to a landmark report warning of an ‘epidemic of loneliness’ among Britain’s most vulnerable.

Families forced to top up care fees as council funding drops

The Telegraph

More than a quarter of elderly people in care homes are being forced to ask family and friends to come up with hundreds of pounds a month towards their bills even though they qualify to have them paid for, research shows.

Online investment platform for charities launches

Civil Society

Ethex will bring together a wide range of social investment opportunities onto one platform, and will make investment into charities and social enterprises easy to understand and easy to do.

Leadership thinking key to fundraising greatness, says report

Civil Society

Strong leaders, characterised by ‘high quality thinking’, are what distinguishes great fundraising charities from the just good, according to research from professors Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang.

Our Angel Valerie is honoured

Ballymena Times

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice nurse, Valerie Peacock, proved she’s world class after being awarded third place in the prestigious International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards 2013.

Mickey and Minnie visit 

Wirral News

It was smiles all round as two very special visitors came to meet children, young people and staff at Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Apprenticeship worked for me

Swindon Advertiser

Gareth Askins, 20, became an apprentice at Prospect Hospice when the charity increased its finance function in late 2011 and decided to hire an apprentice through the local college.

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