National media briefing: Age UK, Disability Rights, Mind, Sense, RNIB, the Health and Environment Alliance, SCIAF and the Alzheimer's Society

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Charities including Age UK, Disability Rights and Mind have been criticised by the Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke for running a campaign to oppose reform of the Human Rights Act.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The chief executives of 18 disabled charities, including Sense and RNIB, have written to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, criticising comments he made about the bedroom tax during Prime Minister's Questions last week.

See Sky News for full story

A report from the Health and Environment Alliance has alleged that air pollution from coal plants is responsible for 1,600 premature deaths a year.

See The Guardian for full story

A survey by the Scottish aid charity SCIAF has found that 82 per cent of Scottish people believe that Christmas has become too materialistic, while 51 per cent say the focus should be on helping less fortunate people.

Se the Kilmarnock Standard for full story

Charities including the Alzheimer’s Society have called for urgent action after it was revealed that more than 1,000 care home residents died of thirst or while suffering from dehydration over the past decade.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

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