- 18th May 2012
This week's focus has been on local jobs, with the publication of figures showing unemployment in Halesowen and Rowley Regis falling for a second consecutive month.
James also spoke in Parliament on the need for affordable and available childcare, and went to read stories to pre-school children at Habury CofE School in Halesowen to promote early years reading. read more »
- 17th May 2012
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris has welcomed reforms proposed by the Government to change the way that support is provided for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
The changes announced this week will replace the current long and complex SEN statementing process and Learning Difficulty Assessments with a single simpler assessment process and education plan.
Parents of children with these education plans will be given more control over how money is spent to support their child, to ensure that they receive the right help for them. read more »
- 23rd April 2012
This Saturday, I shall be going with my wife Anna to the St George’s Day parade, which is in Stourbridge this year.
I believe that it is important that we celebrate England’s patron saint and that we reclaim celebration of our national identity from those extremist groups who seek to use it to divide our communities.
It is also an opportunity to reflect on what identity really means – what makes us “us”.
Most people recognise that identity isn’t a question of the colour of your skin, it is about belonging – a shared community and a common interest. read more »
- 5th April 2012
Local community and voluntary groups look set to bid for a share of the £40million that the Big Lottery Fund allocates to projects in the West Midlands every year.
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris and the Big Lottery Fund held a Funding Day at the Hope Centre in Halesowen for groups to learn about what funding is available and how local organisations could improve their chances of being successful. read more »