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Walk down many streets in Selly Oak and Bournbrook and you will see building work being undertaken to convert 3 or 4 bedroom family homes into 7 and 10 bedroom accommodations. This work very often doesn’t have planning permission, doesn’t represent state of the art conversions for the young people who have to live there and takes no account of the likely impact on the local community.

Steve McCabe MP met with Blastbeat consultant, Kit Showande to discuss the expansion of Blastbeat, a musical education programme, in Selly Oak.

Steve McCabe, MP has pledged his support for improving residential care for older Deaf people who communicate using British Sign Language (BSL) by raising awareness of a new Deaf-Aware Care quality mark for care homes. The quality mark has been developed by RAD and Sonus, two charities that support Deaf people.

Steve McCabe MP hosted one of his regular report back events at Grace Church in Stirchley on Thursday 6 March 2014.

Steve McCabe MP has put questions to Andrew Lansley, the Leader of the House to raise the plight of carers who face losing Kingswood Drive respite services because of bureaucratic tricks.

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Since February 2013 Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has asked 35 parliamentary questions and made two Freedom of Information requests, both of which have been refused; in an effort to gain more information about who actually authorised the Bost Agri Park and Airport aid project in Helmand Province, Afghanistan; how much taxpayer’s money has been wasted; what we

The campaign has been launched with the release of their report called ‘It’s not a game: the very real costs of having a premature or sick baby’, whichis based on a survey of over 1300 parents and 178 hospitals in England, Scotland and Wales. The report found that:

 

Steve McCabe MP is encouraging everyone to get fundraising and to sign up to the first-ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games this year.Sainsbury’s has raised over £74 million since 1999 and this year, they are hoping to get 160,000 people involved with running, swimming or cycling at events across the country to raise money for Sport Relief.

MPs Steve McCabe and Richard Burden held a joint meeting on 17 February 2014 with families and carers of adults with learning difficulties who have been receiving respite care at the Kingswood Bungalows, Kingswood Drive, Monyhull Hall Road since the purpose built, specialist accommodation opened in 2000.

The Office for National Statistics released Labour Market figures today showing the number of people out of work in the UK fell by 125,000 to 2.34 million  in the three months to December. The rate of  unemployment now stands at 7.2%.

 

Although unemployment in the West Midlands has fallen in the three months to December as compared to the previous three months, the rate of unemployment still remains above the national average at 8.3%.

 

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