National media briefing: the Taxpayers' Alliance and the Future Jobs Fund; the RNIB, Help the Aged and Age Concern; Shelter; and the RSPCA

Charities and the voluntary sector in today's national news

The Taxpayers' Alliance has criticised the Future Jobs Fund, whose first awards will be announced today, as "unrealistic" and "shortsighted".
See the Daily Express for full story

The RNIB and Age Concern and Help the Aged criticise plans to scrap attendance allowance benefit.
See The Guardian for full story

Homelessness charity Shelter says one in five children in London now lives in overcrowded homes.
See BBC News for full story

The RSPCA defends its decision to shoot a sheep that fell over a cliff and landed, unharmed on a narrow ledge.
See the Daily Mail for full story

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