National media briefing: Beat, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Ramblers, Macmillan Cancer Support and British Heart Foundation

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Some people with eating disorders are waiting for more than a year to get specialist treatment, according to the charity Beat.

See BBC News for full story

The charity Leonard Cheshire Disability claims that older and disabled people in England who receive care visits that last only 15 minutes are being forced to choose between being fed and going to the toilet.

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As little as 150 minutes a week of moderate activity such as cycling or brisk walking can extend lives by helping lower stress levels and keeping people happier and healthier, according to a study conducted by Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The government says it has no plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging, despite a new study by the British Heart Foundation suggesting that the strategy is likely to deter young smokers.

See The Independent for full story

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