National media briefing: Barnardo's, the Patients Association, Age Scotland and Community Housing Cymru

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National media briefing
National media briefing

Tens of thousands of Britain’s most disadvantaged young people are being excluded from the government’s training and employment scheme, the Youth Contract, aimed at curbing youth joblessness, according to Barnardo’s.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

A series of "appalling" examples of poor care, including allegations that patients have been left in pain and without food and water, are highlighted in a report compiled by the charity the Patients Association.

See BBC News for full story

Age Scotland
has said the entitlement age for free bus travel should be increased from 60 to 65, to allow the savings to be spent on local schemes, such as tailored transport for elderly people in rural areas.

See The Scotsman for full story

Homelessness could increase and more people could turn to loan sharks if welfare reforms go ahead, Community Housing Cymru has said as it launches a campaign to warn people of impending changes to the benefits system.

See BBC News for full story

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