National media briefing: the National Autistic Society, Action for Children - and Freecycle considers charitable status

Today's charity-related national news

The National Autistic Society says autistic jobseekers are "written off" by the employment and benefits system.

See BBC News for full story

Action for Children says instances of child neglect are increasing.

See The Scotsman for full story

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care says three-quarters of Government funds to provide respite for carers have not reached those in need. 

See The Guardian for full story

One of Wales's oldest charities, the Swansea Astronomical Society, says it can no longer afford its observatory site.

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Recycling network Freecycle splits from its US counterpart and considers applying for charitable status.

See The Guardian for full story




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