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Asbestos Support and Campaign Group

The Asbestos Support and Campaign  Group is a partnership between the Northern TUC, Trade union law firms Thompsons and Beecham Peacock, West View Advice & Resource Centre Ltd and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Once someone is diagnosed and a referral is made, our industrial welfare benefits adviser offers free, confidential information, advice, and support to anyone with an asbestos related or industrial disease in the North East and North Cumbria. Aiming to alleviate financial difficulties at what can only be described as one the worst times of their life.


HASAG is a charity dedicated to helping people suffering from asbestos-related diseases and their families. We provide a complete source of help and support for anyone living in the South of England, the South East, London or the Home Counties who have been affected by asbestos.

Our free services include:

  • Home visits
  • Information about asbestos-related diseases
  • Help and advice on benefits and compensation
  • Monthly support group coffee mornings

London Asbestos Support Awareness Group

We visit sufferers of asbestos related diseases in their own homes, or other appropriate venues, helping with benefits applications and providing information about compensation available. We also provide emotional, practical and ongoing support through regular telephone contact.

We publish and make available to anyone referred to us our “Services Guide” and we publish a quarterly “Newsletter”.  We organise and run monthly support groups and also contribute to other support groups.

Our Support Workers attend asbestos related events to ensure that they and our organisation are kept up to date. We support campaigning having a close relationship with London Hazards.


Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group

A registered charity established in 1993 MAVS provide a completely free and confidential service to those with an asbestos related disease and their families from the point of diagnosis including completion of all appropriate welfare benefit applications forms, attending Appeal Hearings and Medical Tribunals.

MAVS also assist ex-pats to access ARD benefits they are entitled to, and assist Veterans to access the Veterans Agency Mesothelioma Lump Sum Award Scheme. MAVS host Support Groups and Living Well gatherings as well as a Living On support group for those who have lost a loved one to an asbestos related disease.



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