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Talented Selly Oak based Deaf artist Olivier Jamin showcased his original artwork to local MP, Steve McCabe at Grand Central this week.

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has joined with campaigners and volunteers from leading charity Alzheimer’s Society for the launch of their new campaign ‘Fix Dementia Care’ which calls for improvements in hospital care for people living with dementia.

Steve McCabe MP says that new alarming statistics show that naturally violent crime is up as a result of severe cuts to Police budgets.

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has criticised the government’s plans to scrap the NHS Bursary for students of nursing, midwifery and allied health subjects.

Steve McCabe MP has asked the government to equalize access to IVF treatment across the country.

Steve raised this issue with the government after hearing from a number of his constituents who have been denied access to NHS funded IVF treatment because their partners have children from previous relationships. The women who contacted Steve met the age criteria and fit the wider criteria but were told they wouldn’t qualify even though they had no children themselves.

                 In the House of Commons on 8 February, Greg Clark MP, the Secretary of State for Communities and local Government told MPs that the Government has agreed to provide a Transitional Grant fund of £150 million to help local authorities “with the sharpest reductions in Revenue Support Grant”– shockingly Birmingham gets nothing but wealthy Buckinghamshire is set to receive £4.6million.

 

Steve McCabe MP is calling on the government to end fuel poverty and make home insulation a national priority.

During winter, hundreds of local families on low incomes struggled to heat their homes and Steve has joined his Labour colleagues in calling on the government to tackle this recurring problem by making home insulation a national priority.

Steve McCabe MP is encouraging people living in Selly Oak to be one step ahead with their finances by getting help from Citizens Advice.

Together with Citizens Advice, Steve is advising local people to try out five tips to help them keep on top of their bills and save money.

They are:

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has joined campaigners from leading charity ‘Breast Cancer Care’ to show his support for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women living with breast cancer.  

Steve met with campaigners to mark the launch of a new report which highlights that BAME women do not always get the support they need after they have finished their treatment for breast cancer.

Steve McCabe MP has condemned the Government’s proposals to cut benefits for people too ill to work, pushing some of the most vulnerable even further into poverty when they should be focusing on recovering from ill health.

Steve has heard from a number of constituents and their carers, worried about the impact of the government’s proposals to reduce the amount of Employment Support Allowance they receive, a vital lifeline for many people who are too ill to work.

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