From The Channel to The Med

Glen Harris writes: Last year my dad, was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, an incurable form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is an incurable form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The risks of asbestos exposure My dad can trace his exposure back to when he was younger working as a plumber, and…

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“I used to climb mountains, now I struggle to walk to the shops” Reg Harris and his family write to Ran Oren COO of Altrad

Reg Harris coming up to the first belay on Right Twin Aonach Mor Nevis

Like many others, Reg’s story is heart wrenching and emotional Reg writes “I have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma which has drastically curtailed my once fit and healthy lifestyle. I have worked most of my life in the building trade, many years as a plumber with a Local Authority on housing stock, schools and various other public buildings. I used…

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Intrepid team tackles marathon challenge

  Five intrepid people are planning to undertake the 26 mile Hallow 12 Parish Challenge on Saturday 6 July 2024. The marathon hike takes participants through 12 picturesque parishes in the Worcestershire countryside. The people taking part Sue Farrall, (third from left) and Emily-Jane Scandrett (second from right) have both been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a…

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Remember the dead! Fight for the living!

A crowd of more than forty people braved the rain on Saturday at the workers’ memorial in the grounds of St Philip’s Cathedral in Birmingham. They had gathered to mark Workers’ Memorial Day. The kay note speaker was Shelly Asquith, the TUC’s national Health, Safety and Well-being Policy Officer. The event closed with the laying…

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The benefits of hospice care are not just for the end of life

tranquil scene

When we hear the word ‘hospice’ it can conjure up difficult feelings and thoughts about death. The very mention of the word can be upsetting.  People often think of hospices as the end of the road.  But hospices are not necessarily what we imagine.  A hospice provides a type of care. It’s not just a…

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

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  

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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