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Why palliative care can help

12 January 2021

It can be a shock, and very disappointing, when the oncologist says that – in their opinion – the best available treatment is palliative care. Deciding the best treatment for a patient is always a balance. The patient and their doctor have to weigh the likely benefits and the likely side effects. These might make…

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The Founder of Worcester Bosch Boilers Died From Mesothelioma

7 January 2021

The closing days of last year saw the death of Cecil Duckworth. Mr Duckworth founded Worcester Bosch, one of the leading manufacturers of central heating boilers. His wife Beatrice reflected that he must have been exposed to asbestos dust, almost the sole cause of mesothelioma, when he was making the first boilers. At the time…

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Our Christmas & New Year Wishes

16 December 2020

The Asbestos Victims Support Groups’ Forum is hoping that Christmas and the New Year bring justice for victims of Asbestosis & Pleural Thickening. We should like Father Christmas to deliver two things. The backlog of claims for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit needs to be processed quickly and efficiently. We need an assurance from the Department…

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Surviving with mesothelioma in 2020

16 December 2020

Each year the US charity Mesothelioma.com publishes its list of the twenty most inspiring blogs about asbetsos and mesothelioma. Alongside blog posts from 2020 about promising new treatments and hidden dangers from asbestos was the story of one man who survivied with mesothelioma for three years until his death in May. He was interviewed for…

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Easy Fundraising

11 December 2020

Asbestos Support Central England has now registered with Easyfundraising, which means you can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online. Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use Easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself! We hope these donations will really mount up…

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Coping with mesothelioma anxiety

9 December 2020

Long term mesothelioma patient Tamron Little offers these reflections about how she copes with the fear of mesothelioma. “To be told that you have cancer… creates a tremendous sense of fear. Having a cancer such as mesothelioma is hard on the person and their family members because it is a tough diagnosis. “The fear of my…

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A Real and Present Danger From New Trade Negotiations

4 December 2020

Trade negotiations are not just about imposing or removing tariffs. They are also about removing unnecessary barriers to trade. Asbestos Support Central England is concerned that, when we are negotiating new trade agreements, we will be asked to accept the same rules that apply in other countries. The implications for trade with the USA Asbestos…

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Continuing Delays with the Workers Compensation Scheme

4 December 2020

Justin Tomlinson, the Minister for Disabled People, Health & Work has confirmed that, in cases where the applicant has pleural thickening or asbestosis, the Department of Work and Pensions has now resumed their assessment of applications for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. These had been frozen because of Corona Virus. There are still unanswered questions Mr…

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#ACTIONMESO

30 November 2020

Watch this short video to find out about the launch of Action Mesothelioma Day 2021 .

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Long awaited good news from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)

27 November 2020

After a long wait we have had some good news from the DWP. The delays in processing claims for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) when a medical assessment is required are coming to an end! Procedures are now in place to assess IIDB claims for those diagnosed with Asbestosis and Pleural Thickening. Thank you DWP!…

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