COVID-19 Response

To ensure the safety of our clients and staff, Support Groups, Friendship Groups and Home Visits have been suspended until the restrictions are lifted and it is safe to resume these services.

In the meantime, our team are working from home providing enhanced telephone support.

If you need help with benefits and compensation claims or getting access to food and medicine,

or if you just need to hear a friendly voice, please get in touch.

 

Providing practical and emotional support for anyone affected by mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases across London and The South East

 

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


We obtained independent charity status in 2017.

All of our services are free.

 
 

MARIKA TOWNSEND

Support Worker

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 have 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 join the charity as a Support Worker where she is able to use much of her previous experience to support victims of asbestos-related disease.

SERVICES

IMG_4649 2.jpg

ADVICE & SUPPORT

Our Support Workers are very experienced in supporting sufferers of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases 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.

Consultation.jpg

HOME VISITS

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.

Nurses.jpg

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

We hold monthly support group meetings for sufferers and their carers to meet others undergoing the same experience. Our experienced staff, together with special guest speakers and other professionals will be available to provide information, advice or a listening ear in a safe and private environment.

Due to current restrictions, and to keep everyone safe, all meetings in person have been suspended until further notice - however, we are launching virtual support group meetings in June 2020.

Please register your interest here

Lawyer.jpg

HELP WITH COMPENSATION

We can signpost to legal advice and help from lawyers who are experts in dealing with asbestos disease claims.

 
 

WHAT OUR BENEFICIARIES SAY

 

It is so nice to speak to people with the same condition as myself. And so interesting for me and my wife to listen to the guest speakers. This is a marvellous group run by such lovely people who are so kind and helpful and nice to know they are always at the end of the phone. Long may it continue.

Ron

Events
Action Mesothelioma Day 2020
TBD
Virtual Support Groups
 

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

0808 278 2515

Cornflower Field.png
 

© London Asbestos Support Awareness Group  |  2020

Privacy   |   Complaints   |   Customer Commitment Charter