National media briefing: Action Against Medical Accidents, Consumer Credit Counselling Service, South East Essex Self Harm Support and Vitalise Skylarks

Charities in today's national news

Action Against Medical Accidents has warned that hospitals, mental health services and primary care trusts are killing and injuring patients because they are ignoring safety advice issued by the NHS regulator the National Patient Safety Agency.

See The Guardian for full story

The Daily Mirror spends a day at the Leeds offices of debt charity the Consumer Credit Counselling Service.

See the Daily Mirror for full story

Self-harm charity South East Essex Self Harm Support is raising money to open a walk-in centre for people with mental health problems.

See BBC News for full story

Nottinghamshire charity Vitalise Skylarks, which has organised breaks for disabled people and their carers since 1978, is to close because of financial difficulties.

See BBC News for full story

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