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Thank goodness Asbestos Support Central England exists and continues to help people with asbestos related diseases!

12 April 2024

Maureen Chetwyn writes: My husband Bob, (Pictured during his treatment) was diagnosed with mesothelioma on the 30th of July 2014. I consider myself very lucky to have shared a further two-and-half years with him, until the the 11th of December 2016. During this period we enjoyed several holidays together. (We went whale watching in Canada.)…

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Patients with incurable asbestos-related cancer have seen processing times for benefits and government compensation double  

10 April 2024

Mesothelioma patients have seen an increase in processing times for applications from 24 days in 2022 to 48 days in 2023 New research from Mesothelioma UK, the national asbestos-related cancer charity, has confirmed that times for processing benefits and government compensation claims for mesothelioma patients have doubled within a year. This is also our experience…

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Long prison sentences for people who dumped asbestos waste in Staffordshire

10 April 2024

The prison sentences for people who dump asbestos in the countryside are usually derisory. But two people who dumped waste, including asbestos, on a massive scale have been given substantial prison sentences at Shrewsbury Crown Court. Raymond Bowden, 64 of Liverpool Road, Church Lawton was sentenced to 30 months in prison.  Joe Frizell, 48 of…

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Remember the Dead and Fight for the Living

Speakers announced for International Workers’ Memorial Day in Birmingham (Saturday 27th April)

8 April 2024
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lnternational Workers Memorial Day Birmingham 2024 – Remember the Dead and Fight for the Living

4 April 2024

Saturday* April 27* 12.30pm St Philips Cathedral grounds, Colmore Row, Birmingham, 83 2QB Join us, at the plinth erected to two workers killed building Birmingham Town Hall, to hear speakers on the horrific toll of work-related deaths, injuries and ill-health, and what can be done to make workplaces safer. Now around the world, work is…

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Looking out for the symptoms of mesothelioma

2 April 2024

My name is Emily-Jane Scandrett. I’d like to raise more awareness about the symptoms people experience leading up to their diagnosis.  Not just awareness for the general public but for health care professionals too… as my diagnosis took a horrid 17 months! What to look out for Below are the symptoms listed on the MesotheliomaUK…

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The Broken Ones take on the Hallow 12 Parish Challenge

26 March 2024

My name is Sue Farrall. On September the 2nd 2022 I was given the devastating news that I have mesothelioma. The story so far Mesothelioma is an incurable form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. I was 56 years of age with a 25 year work history in community pharmacy. I did not fit…

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Two asbestos campaigns highlight the risks

26 March 2024

As we approach Global Asbestos Awareness Week (1 – 7 April), the HSE is calling on your support to share its asbestos campaigns to protect workers’ health.    Asbestos did not disappear when it was banned in the UK in 1999. It remains in millions of homes and buildings today and can become dangerous when disturbed…

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Mr Ken Dorsett picking up a penguin

Pick up a penguin

9 February 2024

One of our oldest service users, Mr Kenneth Dorsett, proves that there’s life after a diagnosis of mesothelioma. He met a penguin while staying at his local hospice. And he even got to pick the penguin up for this photo.

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Alex Ferry Foundation

Support from the Alex Ferry Foundation

17 January 2024

We would like to thank the Alex Ferry Foundation for their support. The Foundation has deep roots in the Trade Union movement. In particular, the trustees work closely with the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU) and its partners, Unite, the GMB, Community and Prospect. We work closely with many retired or former members…

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