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Steve McCabe MP (Selly Oak MP and Shadow Minister for Children and Families)joined the national charity, the Dyspraxia Foundation as it launched the results of a new survey highlighting the huge levels of anxiety, fear or even dread felt by hundreds of secondary school children living with the developmental co-ordination disorder, dyspraxia.

 

Statistics reveal that 4.9% of the economically active population in Selly Oak are now claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance compared to 4.7% in August 2014. Selly Oak constituency continues to remain in the top 20% of constituencies for unemployment across the country.

 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a major call for evidence from individuals and religious organisations about the impact of religion in the workplace. As part of its mandate from Parliament, the Commission will look at the adequacy of the current legal framework for protecting rights to religion and belief. The aim of the review is to ensure that people’s right to be treated with fairness and respect is made a reality for employees, service users, employers and service providers.

 

Steve McCabe MP is supporting Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice by raising awareness of its Hospice at Home service as part of the national Hospice Care Week on the 6 -12 October 2014.

Steve McCabe MP met with Bournville Junior school council representatives from Year 3 to Year 6 to answer a wide range of probing questions from his job as MP to his Parliamentary knowledge.

 

Mr McCabe got a chance to experience for himself why people with sight loss need audio-visual announcements (AV) on buses, through playing a memory game, at the Labour Party Conference 2014.

 

AV is essential for people with sight loss to live independently, yet only one fifth of the UK’s buses have AV. Without AV bus passengers with sight loss have to ask the driver to remember to tell them when they have reached their stop.

 

Steve McCabe MP is inviting his constituents to take part in a full and frank conversation on immigration. The consultation which commenced on 1st September is the biggest ever exercise by the MP to consult constituents on a single issue.

 

Dedicated to providing opportunities for young people to gain exposure to the food and grocery industry, the Feeding Britain’s Future campaignis led by research charity IGD and provides unemployed youngsters with access to workshops in farms, factories and stores.

 

Steve McCabe MP is backing Mencap’s Hear my voice campaign which is about empowering people with a learning disability and their families to make sure their voices are heard by their local MPs and candidates in the lead up to the May 2015 General Election.

Steve met with campaigners who are calling for better support for children and their families and confirmed his support for the campaign by signing-up to say, “I’m listening”, on the new campaign website: www.hear-my-voice.org.uk  

Steve McCabe MP has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day.

The theme of wear it pink this year is to ‘look good, do good’ in support of breast cancer research. On Friday 24 October people across the country will come together to find fun and stylish ways to wear pink in the office, at home or at school. Donations raised by this year’s fashion inspired event will go to Breast Cancer Campaign to fund lifesaving breast cancer research. 

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