National media briefing: the Simon Community, the RSPCA, the Salmon and Trout Association, Credit Action, Sandy Hook charity single, Mencap, Scope and the Communication Trust

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Hundreds of people in Northern Ireland are facing homelessness in 2013, according to the Simon Community.

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The RSPCA's Freedom Food labelling scheme is failing to crack down on poor environmental standards at Scottish salmon farms, according to the Salmon and Trout Association.

See The Guardian for full story

Money worries are leading students to defer or drop their higher education plans, according to the findings of an annual student survey by the charity Credit Action.

See The Independent for full story

Two former members of the rock band Talking Heads have helped a choir of students from Sandy Hook Elementary School record a charity single to raise money in honour of the children and staff who died in last month’s shooting at a school in Connecticut.

See The Guardian for full story

Adults with disabilities in England are being deprived of basic care and support and are at risk of being forgotten in the wider reform of the social care system, a coalition of charities including Mencap and Scope has claimed.

See BBC News for full story

Thousands of pupils are being left unable to communicate properly after being allowed to speak for as little as 20 seconds in the average 45-minute lesson, a study by the Communication Trust has found.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

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