There are a number of Asbestos Support Groups (ASG) across the UK providing services for people with asbestos related diseases. Mesothelioma is just one of those diseases.
The majority are based within the North of England and Scotland. However, most ASG’s provide advice and information outside of their immediate geographical area. Many of the ASG’s are registered as a charity and they all provide similar services. They provide information and support for anyone affected by asbestos, particularly regarding benefits and compensation.
Many provide the opportunity for people affected by asbestos to get together as part of the group. All work hard to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos and to improve services for current patients and their families.
Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum UK
The Asbestos Victims Support Group UK (AVSGF-UK) is an umbrella organisation that represents asbestos support groups. The Forum’s main purpose is to work collectively to provide one voice for asbestos victims. Their website provides details of asbestos support groups in your area.
For more information about the Forum contact Tony Whitston of Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group on 0161 636 7555
The following asbestos support groups are full members of the Forum-
Barrow Asbestos- Related Disease Support,
St Mary's Hospice, Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7JP.
Tel: 01229 580305
Fax: 01229 583072
Bradford Asbestos Victims Support Group,
UNISON Offices, 2nd Floor, Auburn House,
Upper Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3NU.
Tel: 01274 393949
Fax: 01274 393949
Web : none
Hampshire Asbestos Support & Awareness Group (HASAG),
79 Radstock Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO19 2HT.
Tel : 07792 543426 and 07940 328637
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Email : email@example.com
Web : www.hasag.co.uk
Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group
Windrush Millenium Centre, Unit 2.5, 70 Alexandra Road, Moss Side, Manchester M16 7WD.
Tel: 0161 636 7555
Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group,
Suite 32, 2nd Floor, Oriel Chambers, 14 Water Street, Liverpool L2 8TD.
Tel: 0151 236 1895
Fax: 0151 236 1895
Web : www.asbestosdiseases.org.uk
Asbestos Action Tayside Victims Support Group,
Ground Floor, Royal Exchange, Panmure Street, Dundee DD1 1DU.
Tel: 01382 225715
The following support groups are Associate Members-
Barking & Dagenham Asbestos Victims Support Group,
Hampstead Town Hall Centre, 213 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QP.
Tel: 0207 794 5999
Tyne & Wear Asbestos Support Group,
c/o The Centre Against Unemployment,
4 The Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EE.
Tel: 0191 232 4606