National media briefing: Golden Oldies, Carers UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, charities back call for review of cyber-stalking law, Iceni

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Sir Cliff Richard has become the first patron of the Bath-based charity Golden Oldies, which helps elderly people get into music.
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Nearly one in four disabled and older people have experienced cuts to services and increased charges for care, even before local authority spending cuts are implemented, say charities including Carers UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.
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More than 80 MPs from all parties, backed by anti-stalking charities, are calling for a review of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and say that cyber-stalking should be made a criminal office.
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Iceni, an Ipswich-based charity helping people in Suffolk to deal with drug addiction, has received £128,000 from the government to build a fund to ensure its long-term sustainability.
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