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Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease?

 

You may be entitled to industrial injuries benefits from the government regardless of your income, savings or if you receive a State Pension. Depending on your circumstances these benefits can be quite substantial. Our members have a wealth of experience in helping people apply for these benefits.

If you are living abroad but you were exposed to asbestos in the UK or worked for a UK based company, you may still be entitled to industrial injuries benefits from the UK government.

You may also be entitled to compensation, our members can put you in touch with specialist lawyers in your area who may be able to claim damages on your behalf. The services these specialist lawyers provide is free of charge.

Forum Group members provide a variety of services that are independent, confidential & free. There is no charge. Some group members provide a specialist, dedicated and comprehensive advice service. Other group members are dedicated to funding mesothelioma research. While all group members actively campaign on a wide range of issues some group members campaign on specific issues as well. They provide invaluable information and research. Between all Forum Group members we cover the whole of England, Wales and Scotland.

Asbestos Victims advice groups offer a full benefits service completing all benefits forms for patients and their families, this is done either at home face to face or over the phone. Groups will liaise with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to ensure speedy awards and help with mandatory reconsiderations and appeals. All groups offer ongoing support to patients and their families with coffee mornings and events, many of our groups work closely with Mesothelioma Nurse Specialists. All of our services are offered free of charge to all.

If you or a loved one needs advice and support, please contact your nearest support group (see the map below).


Group members are listed according to the specific service they provide.
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1. Asbestos Victims Advice Groups
2. Forum Network Members
3. Other Contacts

Asbestos Victims Advice Groups

These groups all offer comprehensive advice on benefits & compensation, as well as other types of support.

Asbestos Action

Background

Asbestos Action is a Scottish charity that has been set up to assist sufferers of asbestos related diseases. We are a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation set up to provide practical support and advice to those who have an asbestos related disease. We want to ensure there is a local service to respond to any queries that a person diagnosed with an asbestos condition may have.

Areas covered: Tayside, Aberdeenshire, Dundee, Fife, the Lothians, Forth valley, Angus, the Borders. Phone advice for people living further afield.

Asbestos Support Central England

Background

We exist to help those suffering from asbestos related diseases and to campaign for the strictest possible enforcement of regulations and legislation to protect current workers and communities.

Areas covered: Birmingham, West Midlands, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire. Phone advice for people further afield.

Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Group

Background

The Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Group was formed in 1992, by members / volunteers who had been actively involved in campaign issues, relating to asbestos, since the early 1980’s. The group gained Charity Status in 1994. The group changed its direction from campaign work to support work for victims of an asbestos related disease and their families. The intention was to ensure that all those that were affected by asbestos diseases had access to help, information, advice and support.

Areas covered: West & East Cheshire, Chester, Halton, Warrington & North Wales. Phone advice for people living further afield.

Contact

3 Fryer Street,
Runcorn,
Cheshire,
WA7 1ND
01928 576641
cavsg@btconnect.com
http://www.cavsg.co.uk/

Clydebank Asbestos Group

Background

The Clydebank Asbestos Group is a volunteer organisation that was set up in 1992 to help provide support, advice and information for victims of asbestos and their families.

Areas covered: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Inverclyde, Paisley, Argyll & Bute, West Dunbartonshire. Phone advice for people living further afield.

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team

Background

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team offer support to anyone affected by an asbestos disease.

Areas covered: Derbyshire, South & East Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Peterborough, Burton-on-Trent, parts of Cambridgeshire. We also support people from Leicestershire who have diseases other than mesothelioma. Phone advice for people living further afield.

Contact

34 Glumangate
Chesterfield
S40 1TX
01246 380415
mail@asbestossupport.co.uk
www.asbestossupport.co.uk

Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group

Background

Provides face-to-face advice on benefits & compensation in our area, and telephone advice to people who live further afield. Runs two support groups, one for people with mesothelioma, one for people who’ve lost a loved one to mesothelioma.

Areas covered: Greater Manchester (e.g. Salford, Rochdale, Stockport, Wigan, Bury, Oldham, Trafford, Tameside, Bolton), parts of Lancashire (e.g. Burnley), parts of Derbyshire (e.g. High Peak council area), parts of Cheshire (e.g. Wilmslow & Macclesfield). Phone advice for people living further afield.

Contact

Windrush Millennium Centre,
70 Alexandra Road,
Manchester,
M16 7WD.
0161 258 0166
info@gmavsg.org
www.gmavsg.org

HASAG Asbestos Disease Support

Background

In 2006, we launched HASAG in memory of our Dad, Dave Salisbury, to provide the help, support and advice we felt was sadly lacking in the area for people suffering from asbestos-related diseases and their families and to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos.

Areas covered: London, Essex, Herts, Bedfordshire, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Avon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire. Phone advice for people living further afield.

 

 

Contact

Unit 19 Basepoint Centres
Andersons Road
Southampton
SO14 5FE
02380 010 015
02380 010 016
info@hasag.co.uk
https://hasag.co.uk/

Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group

Background

We offer a completely free and confidential service to victims of asbestos related diseases and their families.

Areas covered: Liverpool, St Helens, the Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, Skelmersdale, North Wales. Phone advice for people living further afield.

Contact

108 Century Buildings
Brunswick Business Park
Tower Street
Liverpool
L3 4BJ
0151 236 1895
info@mavsg.org
https://mavsg.org/

SARAG- Yorkshire and Humberside Asbestos Victims Support Group

Background

We are an independent, registered charity (1080365) that provides help, information, advice and support to people affected by asbestos related diseases.

Areas covered: Yorkshire and Humberside (including Sheffield, Scotch Corner, Skipton, Bradford, Leeds, Kingston upon Hull, Bridlington, Doncaster), North Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire. Phone advice for people living further afield.

Contact

SARAG- Yorkshire and Humberside Asbestos Victims Support Group
Unit 37
Moorgate Crofts Business Centre
South Grove
Rotherham
S60 2DH
01709 360 672
enquiries@saragasbestossupport.org
www.saragasbestossupport.org


Forum Network Members

These groups offer various types of support. Not all of them offer comprehensive advice on benefits & compensation.

Asbestos Awareness & Support Cymru

Background

Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru (AASC) is providing a Wales wide network of help and support to those living with asbestos related illnesses and their families. We do not directly provide advice on benefits & compensation.

Areas covered: Wales.

Cumbria & Lancashire Asbestos Support & Advice Group

Background

We provide benefits advice, and regular support groups meetings, for people with asbestos-related diseases.

Areas covered: Blackburn, Preston, Blackpool, Lancaster, Morecambe, Ulverston, Barrow. Phone advice for people further afield.

Northern TUC Asbestos Support & Campaign Group

Background

We provide advice on benefits & compensation to people with asbestos-related diseases.

Areas covered: North East  (e.g. Teeside, Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland, Sunderland, Durham) and North Cumbria (e.g. Carlisle). Phone advice for people living further afield.

Contact

c/o West View Advice & Resource Centre Ltd
The Community Centre
Miers Avenue
Hartlepool
TS24 9JQ
01429 271294
www.ascg.org.uk

READLEY Asbestos & Mesothelioma Support Group

Background

READLEY was formed in October 2015 by Samantha Cox in memory of her father Paul Readhead.

Areas covered: North East England.

South West Asbestos Support Awareness Group

Background

We are an independent, registered charity that is 100% dedicated to helping people living with asbestos-related conditions across the South West of England, including Devon and Cornwall.

Our aim is to provide all the help, practical advice and support you need if you, or someone close to you, has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.

Contact

19 WINDERMERE CRESCENT
DERRIFORD
PLYMOUTH
PL6 5HX
07446 255524
swasaginfo@gmail.com
https://www.swasag.co.uk/


Other Contacts

June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund

Background

Our main objective is to sponsor and promote vital research into the causes and treatment of mesothelioma. We also campaign to raise awareness of the disease and the dangers of asbestos and we support activities for people with mesothelioma and their carers. We don’t offer advice on benefits & compensation.

Contact

The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund
Riverside East
2 Millsands
Sheffield
S3 8DT
0114 274 4420
info@junehancockfund.org
http://www.junehancockfund.org/

Mesothelioma UK

Background

Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. The charity is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers. The charity integrates into NHS front line services to ensure specialist mesothelioma nursing is available at the point of need. This is achieved through a growing network of specialist mesothelioma nurses, regionally based in NHS hospitals but funded by Mesothelioma UK.

Areas covered: we provide benefits advice for people with mesothelioma in Leicester & the surrounding area.

Contact

Mesothelioma Resource Centre
Unit 116
Greenacres
The Sidings
Leicester
LE4 3BR
0800 169 2409
info@mesothelioma.uk.com
www.mesothelioma.uk.com

Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund

Background

The Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund (MKMRF) raises awareness and funds crucial research projects into mesothelioma. We don’t offer advice on benefits & compensation.