Care leavers always in need of our support and protection

This is National Care Leavers week. I don’t normally comment on ‘celebration’ weeks but this deserves our attention. There are about 2,000 children in care in Birmingham with around 250 leaving each year. Their profile has changed and few of them are orphans. They’re more likely to be children whose parents for various reasons, sometimesContinue reading Care leavers always in need of our support and protection

Government’s Proposed Planning Reforms Overwhelmingly Rejected by Selly Oak

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has said his constituency-wide survey found the vast majority of constituents who responded do not support proposed changes to the planning system.  An online constituency survey answered by local residents and neighbourhood forums has found that 92% of respondents are concerned changes will not allow enough time for them to respond to local planning proposals. SteveContinue reading Government’s Proposed Planning Reforms Overwhelmingly Rejected by Selly Oak

Selly Oak Housing Roadshow

Join Steve McCabe MP and Cllr Sharon Thompson for a Private Rented Sector Mini Conference on 5 November The roadshow will cover the following topics: Exempt Accommodation, Housing Options, Private Rented Service and Planning Policy. Residents will hear from Council officers on the work being done on each area and explain the powers and duties availableContinue reading Selly Oak Housing Roadshow

MPs call for starter payments to prevent hardship during wait for first Universal Credit payment

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak sits on the Work and Pensions Committee who in their latest report say a starter payment should be made to people claiming Universal Credit (UC) for the first time to ensure that everyone has enough money for basics such as food and heating during the wait for theirContinue reading MPs call for starter payments to prevent hardship during wait for first Universal Credit payment

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