National media briefing: Clic Sargent, Empty Homes, Homeless Link, Scope and the National Literacy Trust

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A survey carried out by children’s cancer charity Clic Sargent has found that two-thirds of parents of children with cancer say they have been forced to borrow money to make ends meet.

See BBC News for full story

Empty Homes has called on councils to sell or let properties at a discounted rate to help reclaim the UK’s one million empty homes for families in need.

See BBC News for full story

A Homeless Link survey has found that over the past year 44 per cent of charities and 48 per cent of councils had seen an increase in young people seeking help because they were, or were at risk of becoming, homeless.

See Telegraph for full story

A poll commissioned by disability charity Scope has shown that less than a quarter of disabled people and just 11 per cent of Britons overall are excited about the Paralympics.

See Mirror for full story

A poll by the National Literacy Trust has found that almost 4 million children in Britain – one in three – do not own a book.
See The Guardian for full story

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