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Central heating support

The Staffordshire Warmer Homes initiative has just launched in Tamworth. The initiative aims to install fully funded first time central heating systems into eligible homes across Staffordshire.

Tackling 'rip off' Funeral Fees

Sometimes in my casework I have to deal with sensitive subjects and one of the most heartbreaking is when a constituent has lost a loved one, thought they had a plan in place to cover the funeral only to find that this was not the case.

Grants and Funding - June

Each month I try to provide a list of grants and funding opportunities which may help local people launch or improve their projects.  Here's this month's list:

 

Shenstone Mobile Survey Results

Recently, a number of residents in Shenstone contacted me about the poor mobile signal they were receiving in and around the village. I wrote out to all residents to get their views and opinions on the service they received. The result I received was this:

 

Casework Report - May

Every month my office produces a summary of casework that my team and I deal with on behalf of constituents.  For those who are interested in what is crossing my desk, below is a break down of the types of issues I saw in May.

Have your say on local care

Together We're Better the group looking into the Staffordshire and Stoke On Trent health care are encouraging local people to have their say in a public consultation on the future of local NHS care.

PIP and older people

I just wanted to confirm a brief tweak to the benefit system which I know will come as a big relief to some of my constituents making claims for care and support through Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Takeaways to homes

This week, Westminster has axed more planning red tape, it will allow more homeowners to extend their properties quickly and easily without a full planning application and allow shops to change to office space and takeaway buildings to be converted to homes without undergoing a full planning appl

Tamworth Polling Places Review

When elections are near, I always receive a few queries about polling places, whether it is residents unsure as to where they should be voting because their neighbour uses a different venue, parents concerned that their child's school has closed for the day or residents frustrated that they strug