National media briefing: The Children's Society, Citizens Advice, Disability Rights UK, Family and Parenting Institute, Turn2us and Afghan Connection

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Up to half a million disabled people and their families stand to lose out under the government's proposed Universal Credit, according to a report from The Children's Society, Citizens Advice and Disability Rights UK.

See BBC News for full story

Specialist social work aimed at helping at-risk families turn their lives around and avoid having their children taken into care is being dismantled by cuts and overwhelmed by soaring child neglect and family stress, a study by the Family and Parenting Institute has found.

See The Guardian for full story

A government scheme aimed at helping those in fuel poverty is failing, with low earners missing out on valuable fuel handouts because they do not know about them, the financial support charity Turn2us has warned.

See The Independent for full story

The head of Afghan Connection, a charity working on the front line in Afghanistan, has warned that five million children are still not in school, amid fears that the withdrawal of troops will leave them stranded.

See The Independent for full story

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