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Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, has learnt that new figures out today show mental health patients in need of care in their local hospitals are still being sent out of the local area.

NHS data has revealed that across England there were 528 Out of Area Placements active at the end of December 2016, of which 96% were due to the lack of a local bed. In the Midlands 115 Out of Area Placements were due to no local bed and 60 patients were placed at establishments more than 60 miles from their home.

Local MP Steve McCabe is urging people who are struggling with energy bills to seek expert advice, as new research highlights many people are not aware of the help that is available.

Friday 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

Local MP Steve McCabe is encouraging his constituents to go online and have their say on proposals to introduce additional licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

Local MP Steve McCabe met with staff and patients at the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre based in his constituency of Birmingham, Selly Oak.

Steve was invited for a tour of the centre by General Manager Operations Jonathan Craven who it turns out is also a constituent.

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has praised Bournville Gardens on his recent visit to the brand new retirement village in the heart of the local South Birmingham community.

Steve met with the dedicated staff and residents to find out more about how the new retirement village supports its residents enjoy a healthier, active and more independent lifestyle by providing integrated housing, health and social care.

Concerned about the impact lengthy delays in the DBS application process are having in the West Midlands, Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, has been pushing the Home Office for answers on delays to DBS checks.

The event is part of a comprehensive training program for their students, supplemented by on-the-job placements.

I am particularly concerned about the increase in unemployment and the prospect of a generation of young people being written off with no hope for the future.
 
I have arranged another of my regular Report Back events so that residents can raise issues they are concerned about; question me about what I have been doing in Parliament and in the constituency and discuss my priorities for the next couple of months.
 
It is hoped that local media outlets will support local democracy and commerce and provide communities with relevant and targeted content from organizations and companies based in Birmingham. The service will broadcast on the popular Freeview platform.
Steve said “I’m encouraging community groups, local companies, schools, colleges, universities and media companies to engage with the DCMS and OFCOM to make the most of this exciting opportunity.
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