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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%.

 

The Office for National Statistics said today the UK’s inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to 1.9% in January.

 

Inflation, as measured by the Retail Prices Index rose to 2.8% from 2.7% in December.

 

Commenting on the inflation figures, Steve McCabe MP said:

“This fall in inflation is welcome but my constituents are telling me they are still struggling to make ends meet. Prices are still rising much faster than wages.

 

 

Delivered by trained volunteers, the ChildLine Schools Service aims to visit every primary school in the West Midlands by 2016 to help 9-11 year olds understand abuse in all its forms, and have the knowledge of where to get help if they need it. The service has already visited 15 schools in the Selly Oak constituency and reached 1,180 pupils in Years 5 and 6 through its assemblies and workshops.

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