The campaign to save Phoenix House benefit office in Barrow has been won, at least until 2023! The Government announced that it has withdrawn plans to close down this specialist office and guaranteed it will stay open until at least 2023.
Congratulations to the workers at Phoenix House and their union, PCS, for waging such a good campaign. Well done too to all those support groups and campaigners who added their support. This decision is good news for victims of asbestos diseases who rely on the expertise of the staff in this office to ensure prompt and efficient payment of their benefits.