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Powys elderly day care centre charges doubled

Meals-on-wheels charges will rise from £3 per meal to £4.50.

Plans to double charges for elderly people at seven Powys day centres has been backed by the council cabinet.

A 50% hike in meals-on-wheels charges was also supported.

Family Carers charity to be boosted by online auction of Ed Sheeran clothes

Suffolk Family Carers volunteers with clothes donated by Ed Sheeran.

Friday, May 9, 2014
11:51 AM

An online auction of clothes worn by Suffolk singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran will begin tonight in aid of Suffolk Family Carers.

The Ipswich-based charity was part of a select few organisations chosen to sell the items, many of which have been worn on photo and video shoots and at the star’s concerts.

The auction is already getting a lot of attention online and officials at the charity are hopeful it will help them to raise thousands of pounds.

Anna Haley, fundraiser at Suffolk Family Carers, said: “We are so excited that Ed Sheeran wants to help our charity raise vital funds and this is the perfect way.

Norwich and South Norfolk stroke survivors in call for communication support service

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
7:52 PM

Stroke survivors in Norwich and South Norfolk are calling for a communication support service to be reinstated after a loss of funding.

South Norfolk stroke support group meeting in Cafe Marzano at the Forum, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

The Stroke Association ran the service to help sufferers left with aphasia – a condition where people have difficulty speaking or understanding speech – learn how to talk again or use other means of communicating.

But the charity stopped providing the service in March last year after losing NHS funding.

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