In the constituency

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.
Steve recently visited Gordon Franks Training, a successful training agency in Birmingham. Whilst there, he spoke with current students about their training experience and hopes for the future.
 
Figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), revealed 12,510 people were made homeless over the period of July to September 2011. During the same period in 2010, that figure stood at 11,840; a rise of 6%.
 
Statistics also revealed that the West Midlands had the highest rate of homelessness outside London.
 
Steve is backing National Energy Action’s Warm Homes Campaign 2011, which is supported by E.ON, and is stressing that community engagement is vital in combating rising levels of fuel poverty in Birmingham.

The BBC has revealed plans which will mean the loss of 150 jobs and the transference of the Factual Unit to Bristol and the loss of posts in several other departments including radio, current affairs and news. A whole raft of programmes will no longer be made in Birmingham including Countryfile, Gardeners' World and the Sky at Night.
 
Steve has already put down an Early Day Motion in Parliament, intervened in the debate earlier this week and written to both Mark Thomson and Birmingham City Council.
 
Steve said:
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