The Labour MP for Birmingham Selly Oak – Steve McCabe MP – critiqued the Government’s forthcoming legislative agenda for failing to address the key issues affecting the West Midlands. Speaking in last Monday’s Queen’s Speech debate in the House of Commons, the Birmingham MP highlighted the absence of a number of key topics from the programme including the lack of a plan toContinue reading Birmingham MP brands Queen’s Speech a ‘Missed Opportunity’
The Queen’s Speech sets out government plans for the next 12 months. My constituents tell me the issues of greatest concern are: cost of living; energy prices; childcare costs; elderly care; lack of neighbourhood police; education. There’s no action on childcare costs despite its impact on employment and family budgets and no plan for energyContinue reading Vital issues are ignored
Having chaired the Health and Care Bill in Parliament, convention requires that I shouldn’t vote at Report Stage. That doesn’t mean I don’t have real issues with what’s going on. Boris Johnson told us he had a plan to fix social care. Eventually he announced proposals to cover big shortfalls in funding by raising £12Continue reading Social care fix robs poor and helps the rich
It’s hard watching a loved one suffer with any illness but witnessing the onset of dementia may be hardest of all. The term “dementia” describes symptoms that include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problemsolving and language. Changes are small at first but usually affect daily life and can lead to mood and behaviour changes.Continue reading Dementia help needs reform
When is a promise not a promise? When it comes from Boris Johnson! Two of his promises have just collided. On 13th December 2019, he stood outside Downing St and promised to fix social care once and for all. He said his priority would be to crack on with it in his first 100 days.Continue reading We need a real social care plan, not just broken Boris promises
I really missed the veterans this Remembrance Sunday. The pandemic has robbed us all but none more so than elderly people with precious years left. It’s been especially cruel for those in care homes. Face-to-face visits were banned during the first lockdown. This time the government’s offering guidance which says visitors can meet residents inContinue reading Care homes need practical help, not costly gimmicks
Steve McCabe MP has said the Chancellor has missed an opportunity to improve the lives of those worst off and failed to tackle the crisis in NHS and social care following the Spring Budget today.