National media briefing: the National Zakat Foundation, Mind, PDSA and the Patients Association

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The National Zakat Foundation, an Islamic charity that has refuges in London and Birmingham, is to open a third hostel to cope with the demands of homeless Muslim women.

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Patients are still waiting too long for counselling and other talking therapies, according to a survey carried out by the charity Mind.

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The animal charity PDSA has launched its annual pet slimming competition to find the UK’s fattest pets and help them get fit.

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Robert Francis, the man who chaired the public inquiry into the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, has been named as the new president of the charity the Patients Association.

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