National media briefing: minister condemns charity 'handouts', WRVS, Homeless Link and hoax radio station donates to charities

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The Minister for International Development, Lynne Featherstone, has called for charities to stop depending on government  and become more self-sufficient.

See The Independent for full story

Hundreds of thousands of older people are left isolated because their grown-up children live too far away, the charity WRVS has warned.

See BBC News for full story


The government has advised people not to give money or food to homeless people but to phone a new ‘homelessness hotline’, backed by the charity Homeless Link.

See The Independent for full story

The Australian radio station that carried out the prank call at the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was staying has announced it is cancelling its Christmas party and donating the money to two charities dealing with depressive illness and suicide prevention.

See the London Evening Standard for full story

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