National media briefing: Citizens Advice services could be 'devastated', the Community Security Trust, big society 'failing' in Liverpool, Word 4 Weapons, and Wiltshire charities share an office

Charities in today's national news

National Media Briefing
National Media Briefing

Citizens Advice has warned its services could be devastated because local and central government cuts might result in a 45 per cent fall in funding for services in England and Wales

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The Community Security Trust, a Jewish charity that monitors acts of anti-Semitism in the UK says it recorded 639 incidents of violence, threats and abuse last year, the second highest annual total since it began its work in 1984.

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Prime Minister David Cameron's ‘big society’ vision has ground to a halt in Liverpool, one of the cities where it was launched, after being overwhelmed by local spending cuts, according to Phil Redmond, the TV producer appointed to champion the project.

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A weapons bin used by young people in central London to discard knives anonymously is to be emptied by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the founder of the Christian charity Word 4 Weapons.

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Three Wiltshire charities, Age UK Wiltshire, Wiltshire Blind and Wiltshire Mind, have announced long-term plans to work from one office with one phone number to save on costs and share expertise.

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