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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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New Carers and Friends’ Support Group

18 January 2023

We are pleased to announce our new Mesothelioma Support Group for Carers, relatives and friends. This will start on Monday 23 January. It will meet from 11 – 12.30 in Birmingham. Previously we have run some on-line support but this is our first venture into face-to-face meetings. Please note, the new group is ONLY for carers,/relatives…

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A plucky service user tells her story to The Daily Mail

3 January 2023

Read the article about Susan Ellis (pictured) here.

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Mesothelioma Support Group January 2023

3 January 2023

The Central England Mesothelioma Support Group, which we run jointly with Mesothelioma UK, will meet next on Monday 9 January 2023  from  11 – 12.30. If you are a patient or carer you can join us face to face at the fabulously warm offices of Irwin Mitchell. You can also join us virtually via Microsoft…

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Alarming report finds asbestos is not being managed safely

21 December 2022

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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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

20 December 2022

We are open as usual this week. In the week between Christmas and New Year the helpline will be staffed during office hours on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December. We will open as usual in the New Year from Tuesday 3 January. A Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year to Everyone.…

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West Midlands Mesothelioma Support Group

19 December 2022

We run a Mesothelioma Support Group jointly with Sophie Phillips, our regional MesotheliomaUK nurse specialist. The meetings now take place face-to-face at the offices of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors in Birmingham. This arrangement will continue after Christmas. You can join in on-line if you prefer. Just let us know. Carers’ Support Group There will also be…

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