National media briefing: England football team's charitable trust; Homeless Link; National Autistic Society and Leonard Cheshire; women's shelters in Afghanistan

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Frank Lampard said footballers could do more for good causes as the England football team relaunched its charitable trust on Thursday.

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Homelessness charities including Homeless Link have warned that spending cuts and changes to benefits will lead to more people sleeping in streets, parks and bus shelters.

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Disability charities including the National Autistic Society and Leonard Cheshire Disability have added their voices to concerns about the Welfare Reform Bill, published yesterday by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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The Afghanistan government is to take control of the country's 11 women's shelters, which are currently mostly run by international charities.

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