Another protest is planned outside Cape’s offices in Warrington

Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer caused by asbestos. A company called Cape was a leading manufacturer of asbestos products in the UK from the 1950s to the 1980s. Altrad is now Cape’s parent company, and purchased Cape in 2017. Our case against Cape The UK Forum of Asbestos Victims’ Support Groups (AVSGF), to which ASCE…

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Join us on International Workers’ Memorial Day

An invitation to the annual commemoration of those who have died in our region from worked related injuries. The commemoration will be held at the workers’ memorial in the grounds of St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham on Friday 28 April at 12.30pm. Remember the dead. Fight for the living. photo by Christophe.Finot (CC BY-SA 3.0) modified

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Concessionary Travel on West Midlands Public Transport

tramlines in Birmingham

If you live in the West Midlands conurbation and have an asbestos related disease you are probably entitled to concessionary travel on buses, trains and trams. The area covered by the concession is Birmingham Coventry Dudley Sandwell Solihull Walsall Wolverhampton It only takes 15 minutes to apply on line. If you have any difficulties with…

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Forum reps and medics will meet Cape to discuss donation to research

Representatives from the UK Asbestos Support Groups’ Forum,  along with internationally recognised medical professionals, are meeting with Cape to discuss our demand that Cape pay £10 million towards medical research. As a goodwill gesture the Forum has postponed its plans to ramp up our ‘Cape Must Pay’ campaign. Cape were one of the leading manufacturers…

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Grant from the MAPS Benevolent Trust

The MAPS Benevolent Trust has made a grant of £10,000 to Asbestos Support Central England to help fund our on-going work. The Trust is very aware of the pressures being put on charities by the current cost of living crisis. The grant is intended to help us meet the increased cost of things like office…

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Alarming report finds asbestos is not being managed safely

Keep Out sign

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and the professional body for asbestos scientists the Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM) are calling are calling for an urgent review of how asbestos in buildings is managed. Alarming new research This follows new research published jointly by the National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants (NORAC) and the…

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