National media briefing: Cancer Research UK, the Disability Benefits Consortium, ACET Jersey and Save the Children

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Cancer Research UK has warned that bowel cancer rates are on the rise – about one man in 15 is diagnosed with the disease, up from one in 29 in the mid-1970s.

See The Guardian for full story

The Disability Benefits Consortium, which represents more than 40 disability charities and other organisations, has accused ministers of labelling disabled people as scroungers, after the government said that only one in 14 people applying for disability benefit has a genuine claim.

See The Independent for full story

People in Jersey are more ignorant now about HIV than they were a decade ago, according to the Aids charity ACET Jersey.

See BBC News for full story

Save the Children has warned that the number of children being forced to work has risen by up to a third in the areas worst hit by the floods in Pakistan last year.

See The Independent for full story

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