National media briefing: Samaritans, Animal Aid, the Children's Society and Shelter

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Calls to the Samaritans' helpline about financial worries have doubled in the three years since the financial crisis began, the charity says.

See  BBC News for full story

Oxford city centre will get horse-drawn carriages if a by-law is passed, but the animal charity Animal Aid said the route they would use would cripple a horse.

See BBC News for full story

A Children's Society survey has found that the majority of people believe poverty was a cause of riots, countering claims by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, that career criminals were responsible.

See The Guardian for full story

Families are facing fast-track eviction to help landlords cash in on higher rents, which the housing charity Shelter has blamed on a combination of lower benefits and an already acute housing shortage.

See The Guardian for full story

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