Objectives

 

Our aims and objectives as a support group are:-

 

  • To give support, information and advice where appropriate to individuals suffering from asbestos related diseases and their families / carers and friends.

 

  • To foster mutual help, co-operation and friendship between families, carers and friends and those entrusted with the care of individuals suffering from asbestos related diseases.

 

  • To welcome everyone equally and take steps to make the group open and accessible.

 

  • To make sure that everyone within the group understands and respects confidentiality.

 

  • To listen to each other and respond with sensitivity.

 

  • To provide accurate and practical information but not to give medical advice or make recommendations inappropriately.

 

  • To support each other through our losses, allowing time and space to talk about fears and grief.

 

  • To work in co-operation with the health care professionals.

 

  • To promote awareness regarding the problems and circumstances of people suffering from asbestos related diseases.

 

  • To use the income from fund raising to support further meetings and to act as an educational resource or to support projects that have been agreed by the committee.

 

  • To raise awareness of the ongoing dangers of asbestos.

 

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