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Surviving with Mesothelioma

30 March 2023

A new study published this month in the Journal of Surgical Oncology looked at survival rates for people with malignant pleural mesothelioma. It is important to note that the study covers the period from 1992 to 2015, before treatment with immunotherapy started to become available. It also looked at patients in the US, whose access…

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Join us for our live event on Action Mesothelioma Day 2023, Friday 7 July 1 till 4pm

24 March 2023

This year we’re going live again for Action Mesothelioma Day. We’re organising  a jam-packed event on the afternoon of Friday 7 July in the centre of Birmingham at The Priory Rooms on Bull Street. There is a tram stop right outside and it’s an easy walk from the New Street, Snow Street and Moor Street…

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

16 March 2023

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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HSE launches new campaign, ‘Asbestos & You’

9 March 2023

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new campaign aimed at tradespeople, their managers and supervisors. The campaign material also contains useful information for homeowners, landlords and DIYers. The HSE says: Any job, any day of the week, can potentially release lethal asbestos fibres. It’s not like dust –  you can’t see, smell,…

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Introducing “Your Health Companion”

24 February 2023

Catherine Fensom, Integration Director, Your Health Companion My name is Catherine Fensom. I am a senior oncology nurse, with a wealth of experience delivering first-class cancer services. Having qualified as a nurse in 1997, I have held several different oncology roles working for both East Cheshire NHS Trust and The Christie Foundation NHS Trust. Through…

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Helplines Awareness Day 2023

23 February 2023

February the 23rd is Helplines Awareness Day 2023. We provide a helpline for people with asbestos related diseases and belong to the Helplines Partnership (@HelplinesUK), which produced this youtube video.

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Grant from the Rowlands’ Trust

15 February 2023

We are delighted to be able to announce that the Rowlands’ Trust has made us a grant of £2,000. Mr and Mrs Rowlands lived in Colmore in Herefordshire. After his wife passed away, and before his own death, Mr Rowlands set up the Trust to make grants to charities based in the West Midlands region…

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Grant from the MAPS Benevolent Trust

6 February 2023

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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One of our service users wins her case against the owners of the shop where she worked

3 February 2023

  One of our service users, former shop worker Barbara Morris, has won her case against her former employers in Daventry. She’s glad she went to a solicitor. You can read her story here.

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MPs and Peers call on Altrad (the owners of Cape) to donate £10 million

30 January 2023

MPs and peers have written to to Altrad, the parent company of Cape Intermediate Holdings Limited. Cape was once one of the UK’s biggest manufacturers of asbestos products. The MPs and peers have called on Altrad to make a £10m donation towards mesothelioma research. This is  because, when it was making these products, Cape “knowingly…

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