National media briefing: MSP brands local Compacts a 'damp squib', Shelter, Scope, the Relatives & Residents Association, Combat Stress

Charities in today's national news

A Liberal Democrat MSP says local Compacts have been a "damp squib" and a new framework for public-voluntary sector partnerships is needed.
See the Herald Scotland for full story

One in five homeowners is struggling to pay their mortgage, according to the housing and homelessness charity Shelter.
See the Daily Mail for full story

The disability charity Scope is concerned that changes to the welfare system, due to be announced today, could drive more disabled people into poverty.
See BBC News for full story

Research by the Relatives & Residents Association shows at least 40,000 people in England are living in social isolation.
See the Daily Mail for full story

Combat Stress, the mental health charity for ex-service personnel, says it has been approached by 600 soldiers for help dealing with post-traumatic stress.
See The Independent for full story

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