Asbestos Victims Support Groups
Families affected by asbestos related disease deserve maximum support.
When asbestos use and production was at its height in the 1970s and 1980s only a handful of campaigners had the fight to confront the manufactures and lobby the UK government for openness and change, and we all should be grateful these asbestos champions had the courage to take their fight all the way.
In the 1990s there was a number of support groups spring- up in areas of the UK described as 'asbestos hot spots'.
These groups with a mantra to co-ordinate support to those affected by asbestos illnesses with advice, information, activities and events have consistently proved their value to families and as a network of awareness campaigners. Often supported by the unions but always responsible for self-funding.
Thankfully the message hit-home and on August 24, 1999 Labour MP and Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott brought asbestos consumption to an end when he signed
The Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations 1999.
We take our hat off to all the asbestos support groups who are truely community champions, through their commitment and dedication they deserve to be properly recognised for their vital role.
Asbestos Support Groups
Forum of Asbestos Victim Support Groups
T: 0161 636 7555
Asbestos Action Tayside (East of Scotland)
Ground Floor, Royal Exchange Building, Panmure Street, Dundee, DD1 1DU
T: 01382 225715
Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru
Manteg, Penslade, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9PB
T: 02920 363550
Asbestos Support West Midlands
138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR
T: 0121 678 8853
Bradford Asbestos Victims Support Group
2nd Floor, Auburn House, Upper Piccadilly , Bradford BD1 3NU
T: 01274 393949
Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Group
3 Fryer Street, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1ND
T: 01928 576641
Clydebank Asbestos Group
8 Crown Avenue, Radnor Park , Clydebank, G8 3BW
T: 0141 951 1008
Clydeside Action on Asbestos
15 St Margaret’s Place, Glasgow G1 5GY.
T: 0141 552 8852
Cumbria and North Lancashire Asbestos Victim Support Group (CARDS)
C/o Hospice of St Mary of Furness
Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP
T: 01229 580305 ext.32
Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST)
DAST, 34 Glumangate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1TX
T: 01246 380415
Greater Manchester Victims Support Group
Windrush Millennium Centre, Unit 2.5
70 Alexandra Road , Moss Side, Manchester , M16 7WD
T: 0161 636 7555
Hampshire Asbestos Support & Awareness Group (HASAG )
79 Radstock Road, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 2HT
T: 02380 010015 / 02380 010016
Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group
Suite 32 , Second Floor , Oriel Chambers, 14 Water Street , Liverpool L2 8TD
T: 0151 236 1895
The Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund
T: 0191 2630276
Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group (ASCG)
c/o Tadea UK, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, Swan Street, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE8 1BG
T: 07983 883 274
South Yorkshire Asbestos Victims Support Group (SARAG)
Unit 37, Moorgate Crofts Business Centre, South Grove, Rotherham, S60 2DH
T: 01709 360 672