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WELCOME TO THE LONDON ASBESTOS SUPPORT AWARENESS GROUP

  We offer FREE face to face advice and support for anyone affected by Mesothelioma or other asbestos related diseases throughout London and home counties including Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey & East Sussex, Suffolk, Norwich & Norfolk.

OUR SERVICES

We offer a FREE confidential service

London Asbestos Support Awareness Group is committed to supporting sufferers of Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Plural Thickening and other asbestos-related conditions with a person centred approach.  

 

The work we do at our non-profit charity is aimed at providing support in the way of one to one support, support groups (face to face & zoom), providing information and offering advice and support with the type of benefits you are entitled to including government and legal compensation schemes you may be entitled to. 

We also offer friendship groups for friends and family members to help build a social, supportive network. Our support workers are all DBS checked for extra peace of mind.

 

Download our service guide below for information on the services we provide.

Keep up to date with the latest news and events that we have been involved in as charity with, and for our patients by downloading our latest magazine.

 

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BENEFIT ENTITLEMENT

Our support workers will assess your condition and the type of asbestos disease you have been diagnosed with to work out the most appropriate benefits personal to you. Many sufferers find this a daunting task, therefore our support workers will complete these with you. 

Benefits you may be entitled to are:

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB)

Attendance Allowance (AA over 65's)

Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP under 65's)

Employment Support Allowance (ESA)

Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme 2008

Carer's Allowance (applicable if PIP or AA is received)

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OUR STORY

The London Asbestos Support Awareness Group was set up by The Hazards Centre Trust Limited, a registered charity, established in 1984 and obtained independent charity status in 2017. 

We provide practical and emotional support to anyone affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions, operating across London and the South East including neighbouring counties of Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Oxford. 

 

 Our trustees have been carefully selected and represent a diverse group with significant knowledge and experience of governance within the charity sector, as well as leading caring organisations and in campaigning for those suffering and in need of help and care.

We are proud to be network members and advice group members of the 

Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum UK.  As members of the Forum we are committed to campaigning on local, national and international issues that affect asbestos victims and their families.

 

 For further information on campaigns we are supporting please visit the forum website 

MEET OUR TEAM

Our team is very diverse and is experienced in supporting sufferers of Mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. 

Our staff all have the skills, professionalism, knowledge and empathy that is expected to deliver a first class service to sufferers at all times. Our team is continually upskilling and trained to ensure their professional and personal development is of a high standard.

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CHAIR

David Ellis OBE

David is committed to supporting the victims of exposure to asbestos.

David's wife tragically, died in 2011 from Mesothelioma. he has therefore experienced at first hand the agony his wife has suffered and the devastating impact her illness and eventual death had on the whole family and their friends.

David has over 20 years experience as a charity trustee including as Chairman of Hospice Boards.

 

In October 2023 David was elected as Chairman of the Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum UK (AVSGF) and actively supports campaigns as a voice for asbestos victims. 

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Our Vision:

To provide practical and emotional support to anyone affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases in London and the South East.

 

Our Mission:

Our mission is to reach every asbestos victim in London and the South East who is diagnosed with Mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases immediately on diagnosis and to reduce the pain and fear of what they and their families face by providing support tailored to their individual needs in their homes and in support groups in collaboration with our partners.

Our Values:

We are caring & compassionate

We are knowledgeable & professional

We have high standards & serve with excellence

We are welcoming & considerate

We are always improving

GET IN TOUCH

You can contact us using the form below or by calling our free helpline:

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