National media briefing: the Terrence Higgins Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support, the Scottish Association for Mental Health and homelessness charities criticise Work Programme

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Princes William and Harry have sent a letter of support to the Terrence Higgins Trust, the favourite charity of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, on its 30th anniversary.

See Metro for full story

Macmillan Cancer Support
says more needs to be done to help people who are working and caring for someone with cancer, after it published research finding that almost half of carers are also holding down a full-time job.

See Sky News for full story

Two people commit suicide every day in Scotland, four times greater than the number of people killed in road accidents, according to the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

See STV News for full story

The homelessness charities Crisis, Homeless Link and St Mungo's say the government is failing homeless people with its Work Programme and have demanded "immediate action" to help rough-sleepers off the streets and into jobs.

See the Morning Star for full story

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