National media briefing: Japanese volunteering scheme praised, JustGiving, Parentline Plus and the Higher Education Careers Services Unit

Charities in today's national news

National Media Briefing
National Media Briefing

A scheme in Japan that rewards people for volunteering to help the elderly or disabled with time credits for their own care in later life has been praised by the care services minister Paul Burstow, though the Department of Health is not currently considering such a system.
See BBC News for full story

People raising money for charity through sponsored events are concerned at the amount of money being retained by some charity donation websites, including JustGiving.
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An increasing number of parents are being attacked by their children, a report by the charity Parentline Plus has revealed.
See the Daily Mail for full story

Nearly one in 11 graduates are unemployed six months after leaving university – the highest proportion for 17 years, a study by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit charity has found.
See The Guardian for full story

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