People might be going blind because clinics in England do not have the capacity to treat patients, the RNIB has warned.
More competition is needed in the equity release market because vulnerable customers might not be getting the best deal they can, the debt charity StepChange has said.
Traditional families with stay-at-home mothers and fathers who work are now more likely to be poor than any other kind of family, according to a study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Security in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan is improving, but this does not mean the thousands displaced by the storm will get the aid they need quickly, says Alison Wallace, chief executive of the disaster relief charity ShelterBox.
The Marine Conservation Society says the latest data shows North Sea cod stocks are improving but are only slightly above what is considered sustainable, and consumers should continue to seek alternatives.