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Andy Street’s Message to ASCE’s Supporters

3 July 2023

Andy Street, the West Midlands Mayor, will be joining supporters of the West Midlands charity, Asbestos Support Central England, for an event on Action Mesothelioma Day, Friday 7th July, at the Priory Rooms in Bull Street Birmingham. The event begins at 1pm but Andy will be calling in at about 3pm and will speak briefly…

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Butterfly Group Canal Trip

29 June 2023

Our Butterfly Group for those who have been bereaved by an asbestos related disease meets regularly for coffee and cake in Birmingham. However, once or twice a year members of the Group venture on an outing. This year found them enjoying a canal trip on the canal network around Birmingham. They enjoyed a fish and…

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Have You Got An Access Card?

19 June 2023

One of our service users, Sue, drew our attention to the Access Card. For those old enough to remember them, this is not a sort of bank card. Access Cards are issued by a social enterprise company called Nimbus which was set up by disabled people in 2006. Any profits that Nimbus makes are donated…

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Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor, will join us on Action Mesothelioma Day, Friday 7 July

16 June 2023

Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor, will join us on Action Mesothelioma Day, Friday 7 July in the centre of Birmingham at The Priory Rooms on Bull Street We wanted to let you know the exciting news that Andy Street has agreed to join us for part of the afternoon on Friday 7 July. We want…

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The Heart of England Community Foundation

11 May 2023

The Heart of England Community Foundation helps people in Warwickshire and the West Midlands conurbation to lead happier healthier lives. To do this they connect generous donors with groups like ours who need help. They have arranged for three donors to fund an expansion of our work. Who the funders are The donors who will…

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International Workers' Memorial Day 2023 was commemorated at the Workers' Memorial in the grounds of St Phillip's Cathedral Birimingham.

Remember the dead, fight for the living!

28 April 2023

International Workers’ Memorial Day 2023 was commemorated today at the Workers’ Memorial in the grounds of St Philip’s Cathedral. There were speakers from the Central England Hazards’ Trust, Asbestos Support Central England, the regional TUC, Birmingham Trades’ Council, Unite, Unison and Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, as well as a song with new words specially written for…

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Join us on International Workers’ Memorial Day

26 April 2023

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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Watch Dr Xand Talking to People About Mesothelioma

19 April 2023

People living with mesothelioma report that this is an excellent programme from the BBC. It features Liz Darleston, the CEO of Mesothelioma UK, as well as two patients who talk about their condition. They explain how they were exposed to asbestos. Something to share with your friends. The link is here.  

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Concessionary Travel on West Midlands Public Transport

12 April 2023

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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The hidden challenge of asbestos in social housing

5 April 2023

In November last year NORAC (The National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants), together with ATaC (the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association) undertook the first ever review of how asbestos is managed in the UK. Over a six month period their experts examined 128,761 buildings.  They found asbestos in more than 100,000 of them. It could be…

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