National media briefing: Shelter, Sane, Age UK, Whizz-Kidz and the RNIB

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The housing charity Shelter has said 3.8 million families are living on a "financial knife-edge" because they only have enough money to pay their rent or mortgage for a month if they lose their jobs.

See BBC News for full story

The chief executive of the mental health charity Sane has criticised the government’s "agenda to close down as many psychiatric beds as possible", after a mentally ill man killed himself in hospital after being moved from A&E to prevent an NHS trust from breaching government waiting time targets.

See The Times for full story

Age UK has welcomed government plans for a radical expansion of GP surgery opening hours, which are expected to be launched today.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The charities Whizz-Kidz an the RNIB have said accessible public transport is essential to the independence of people with disabilities, as new figures have revealed that funding to provide disabled access to railway stations is being cut by almost half over the next five years.

See The Independent for full story


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