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.
- 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 »
- 20th February 2013
Local MP James Morris has published a new edition of his booklet on saving money on heating bills.
The guide updates the practical advice contained in last year’s booklet on how residents can make their home more energy efficient and so save money on their energy bills.
There is also information on financial assistance that people can receive for making these efficiencies or for help in heating their home, including a new section on the Green Deal that was launched last week, which offers cheap loans to all home owners to improve their energy efficiency. read more »
- 30th January 2013Published in:Halesowen News
Earlier this month, I launched a new booklet about mental health, containing a selection of essays Conservative MPs on different aspects of mental health policy – including different approaches to treatment, the importance of early intervention with children and the impact of mental health problems on armed forces veterans.
This is an issue that I care deeply about, and one that I know directly affects a very large number of the people I represent in Halesowen & Rowley Regis. read more »
- 15th January 2013
James has compiled a collection of essays by Conservative MPs on improving the approach that society and the various parts of government take to mental health. read more »
- 21st December 2012
Shoppers at Asda in Halesowen helped to make Christmas a little easier for some of the most vulnerable people in the community by donating food and household goods for distribution by a local charity.
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris joined volunteers from the Black Country Food Bank to ask people doing their last-minute Christmas shopping to add an extra item to their shopping list to help people in crisis. read more »
- 6th November 2012
James has published his latest Annual Report, setting out some of the work that he has been doing on behalf of people in Halesowen & Rowley Regis, both in Parliament and here in the constituency.
There is a report on the Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair that James organised in July, as well as information about some of the work that he has been doing to boost skills in the area.
Inside, there are articles about some of the local organisations that James has been supporting to help deliver a better quality of life for people in Halesowen and Rowley Regis. read more »
- 15th October 2012
Staff at Halesowen’s branch of Barclays Bank took time out to back the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris joined bank staff and customers at the tea and cake stall, which raised £297.06 for the charity.
Barclays Bank have promised to match the amount raised at each of their branches pound-for-pound. read more »
- 7th June 2012
Local people with autism are no longer being restrained or sedated due to an approach that allows them to live independently in their own homes for the first time in their lives.
Mr. Morris met with residents of Old Hill who have autism and heard how their lives have been transformed since their support was redesigned with them in the driving seat by Dimensions, a not-for-profit provider of social care. read more »
- 4th June 2012
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris stepped in to lend a hand at the Black Country Foodbank in Halesowen.
After seeing the work being done by regular volunteers at the charity’s base in Little Cornbow, the Member of Parliament put on a high-visibility jacket and got stuck in.
He unloaded incoming donations of food, marked their best-before dates and stacked shelves in the warehouse. read more »