AFFECTED BY MESOTHELIOMA
OR OTHER ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASES
IN LONDON AND THE SOUTH EAST
LASAG SUPPORT WORKERS
Educated to Masters level, Marika has worked with cancer patients most of her nursing career. She worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the last 17 years in both palliative care and lung cancer. Her knowledge and experience has enabled her to support patients and families medically, emotionally and practically throughout their cancer journey. It seemed a natural progression after her retirement as a Lung Cancer CNS to work with LASAG where she is able to use much of her previous experience to support victims of asbestos related disease.
Having completed her initial nursing training in the early 1980s, Yvonne continued her education up to PG Diploma/MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (cancer nursing) at the University of Surrey. She completed 33 years in the health service, having worked at St Francis Hospice and in numerous hospitals, and has cared for many sufferers of asbestos disease. After retiring, she found it difficult to leave it all behind, so she felt well placed with her past knowledge and experience to undertake the role with LASAG. She has set up support groups in the locality, to make a real difference in the lives of those affected by asbestos exposure.
Alison spent 24 years at the Department of Work and Pensions, initially as a benefits advisor and then progressing into managerial roles. She became a board member for one of the first Maggie's Cancer centres and worked on a voluntary basis as a Samaritan. When Asbestos Action Tayside was first set up, Alison was appointed to manage the charity - providing practical and emotional support for sufferers and their families. She moved to Kent in 2014 and joined LASAG where her empathetic and friendly nature, together with expertise in her field helps provide people with the reassurance, guidance and support they need.
LASAG provides practical and emotional support to anyone affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases across London and The South East
The Group was set up by The London Hazards Centre Trust Limited, a registered charity, established in 1984. LASAG obtained independent charity status in 2017.
All of the services offered by LASAG are free.
ADVICE & SUPPORT
Our advisors are very experienced in supporting sufferers of mesothelioma and other asbestos related conditions, and understand the impact such diseases have on individuals and their families, both physically and psychologically. They are also knowledgeable about state benefits and compensation schemes, and maintain close liaison with other key professionals in the care of the sufferer and their families.
Our team are available to visit individual sufferers in the comfort of their own home, or can be contacted by telephone, to assist with paperwork and provide ongoing support and guidance.
SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
LASAG holds monthly support group meetings for sufferers and their carers to meet others undergoing the same experience. Our experienced staff, together with specialist guest speakers and other professionals will be available to provide information, advice or a listening ear in a safe and private environment.
HELP WITH COMPENSATION
We can signpost to legal advice and help from lawyers who are experts in dealing with asbestos disease claims.
Everything we do depends on the generous donations of our supporters.
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