Support from the Alex Ferry Foundation

Alex Ferry Foundation

We would like to thank the Alex Ferry Foundation for their support. The Foundation has deep roots in the Trade Union movement. In particular, the trustees work closely with the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU) and its partners, Unite, the GMB, Community and Prospect. We work closely with many retired or former members…

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Going to a solicitor gave us peace of mind

Terri writes: Your benefits advisers, Caroline and Kathryn, were courteous, kind and caring. They were extremely helpful in pointing us in the right direction, This took away a lot of stress and worry at a very difficult time. Their friendliness and advice was very much appreciated. Everything they did was wonderful, from arranging a Blue…

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Vacancy for a part-time client support worker

Job Title: Client Support Worker   Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 22 November    Interviews: Monday 27 November   Salary: £21,968 pro rata (Approx NJC Scale 3.6) Pay rise pending in April 2024 The charity endeavours to track NJC pay scales but cannot guarantee to do so   Pension: Employee contributions 4%, Employer’s contribution 6%  …

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Helen Bone’s Mesothelioma Blog

You can read Helen’s blog here. She calls her blog, ‘It is what it is’. If you’re impressed, why not try creating your own blog for family, friends and other people who have an asbestos related disease? Spread the word about the risks from asbestos.

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Service user appears on ITV Central News

A colour TV

Martin Hillsom, one of our service users, appeared last night on a package about asbestos removal in the ITV Central News teatime broadcast. He featured alongside Harminder Bains from the law firm Leigh Day. The package starts 16 minutes into the programme. Photo by Nicolas J Leclercq on Unsplash

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10 ways to help you relax when you have an asbestos related disease

Woodland path by water with a footbridge across it

Living with an asbestos related disease is stressful at the best of times. Relaxing activities can help us feel better physically, mentally and spiritually. In a new article Nurse Dana Nolan reminds us that they can also help us to improve our immune function and reduce inflammation and digestive problems [1]. The key to finding…

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The Guardian lambasts Altrad

An article in today’s GUARDIAN accuses Altrad (Altrad UK Ireland And Nordics) of trying to whitewash its reputation by sponsoring international rugby. This is the first major press coverage of our #CapeMustPay campaign. Read the article for yourself at https://theguardian.com/…/uk-asb”estos-firm-owners… We are only asking Altrad to donate the same sort of money to mesothelioma research…

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Politicians challenged to stop giving money to Altrad

The Forum of Asbestos Victims Support Groups has written to Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer asking them to make sure that Altrad no longer wins contracts for cleaning up the asbestos which their own subsidiary, Cape, provided in the first place. This come in the wake of a £30.8 million contract to help decommission and…

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Another protest goes ahead outside the offices of Cape / Altrad in Warrington

Protesters from the Forum of #Asbestos Victims’ Support Groups are pictured outside the head offices of Altrad/Cape in #Warrington on Monday. Why were they there? They were there because our service users contracted the terminal cancer mesothelioma and other serious diseases such as asbestosis, pleural thickening and lung cancer, after exposure to Cape’s products. Altrad…

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