National media briefing: Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, the Teenage Cancer Trust, the National Autistic Society and Gingerbread

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Major tourist attractions in Scotland are failing to cater for people with a hearing loss, Action on Hearing Loss Scotland has said.

See BBC News for full story

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, will officially open a new multi-million-pound cancer unit at Southampton General Hospital in Hampshire, funded by the Teenage Cancer Trust.

See BBC News for full story

Sherlock Holmes and Saga Noren, a character in the BBC4 drama The Bridge, are some of the most famous potentially autistic characters, the National Autistic Society has said.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The financial security of single parents, already hard hit by austerity and welfare reform policies, looks likely to deteriorate further over the next two years, according to a study by Gingerbread, the charity for lone parent families.

See The Guardian for full story

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