Protecting vulnerable people
Societies can often be judged on the way in which the most vulnerable people are looked after. It is vital that groups such as the elderly, the disabled, the mentally ill and veterans are given the guidance and protection they need.
I have visited many organisations and groups across Halesowen and Rowley Regis to draw attention to the work they do to help vulnerable people. I will continue to speak up in Parliament for additional means of assistance – such as the new community covenant for the armed forces.
- 25th November 2013
Halesowen & Rowley Regis MP James Morris has responded to Dudley Council's consultation paper, opposing the Council's plans to close 7 of the borough's 20 children's centres and to make a further 9 "satellite centres" with reduced staffing levels and opening times. read more »
- 19th November 2013
Dudley Council is planning to close Tenterfields Children's Centre in Halesowen and to reduce the hours and staffing at Little Hands Children's Centre in Cradley and at Olive Hill.
Please sign the petition below to oppose the closure of Tenterfields and call on the Council to find alternative ways to make the necessary savings. read more »
- 14th October 2013
As your Member of Parliament I am working hard to do everything I can to bring about real changes that improve life in Halesowen & Rowley Regis for us all.
I am here to represent you, whether you voted for me or not - and so I want to listen to what's important to you, and do what I can to help.
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- 2nd October 2013
After Phillip Simelane admitted to stabbing Leasowes High School pupil Christina Edkins, James Morris repeated his demands for tougher sentences for people caught carrying knives, and also called for more to be done to identify and support people with psychotic conditions. read more »
- 13th September 2013
Halesowen & Rowley Regis MP James Morris has welcomed the first patients to the newly-reopened Eliza Tinsley ward at Rowley Regis Hospital, nearly three and a half years after the old ward closed its doors.
The new ward is providing care for - mainly elderly - patients who are medically fit to be discharged from hospital but who are not yet well enough to return home. read more »
- 10th July 2013
James Morris, Member of Parliament for Halesowen & Rowley Regis, has been chosen to chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health.
The unpaid role will mean James Morris acting as a champion for mental health in Parliament and in talks with Ministers.
Earlier this year he edited the collection of essays “Making Up Our Minds:Towards improving our approach to mental health”, which was written by Conservative MPs who have a particular interest in mental health issues. read more »
- 19th June 2013
Local MP James Morris is inviting older people in Halesowen and Rowley Regis to come speak to him at a special advice surgery.
The MP is holding the session on Friday, June 28 at the Halesowen Project for the Elderly at the Queensway Centre in Halesowen.
Older residents will be able to go along to raise any issues of concern – such as questions about pensions, social care or problems with anti-social behaviour – and no appointments are necessary.
James is encouraging older people in the area to come and speak to him about whatever is on their mind: read more »
- 19th March 2013
Would-be Rory McIlroys are urged to pick up their clubs this Sunday to help raise money for a child’s cancer charity appeal.
Halesowen resident Gareth Simpson is organising the charity day to raise money for the Joshua Battling Cancer fund in aid of the cancer ward at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The fund was set up by Joshua, an 8 year old patient at the hospital who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
Joshua is raising money for Ward 15, the oncology ward, by making keyrings, toys and bracelets to sell on eBay. read more »
- 22nd February 2013
Halesowen & Rowley Regis MP James Morris has welcomed changes to the way that social care for the elderly is paid for.
The Government has announced that new reforms will mean raise the level of savings and assets that people can have before they have to pay the full cost of their care, and a cap is being introduced to limit their liability.
At present, anybody who has savings – or property – worth more than £23,000 must pay for the full costs of their care if they go into a residential home. read more »