Our aims and objectives as a support group are:-

  • To provide support, information and advice where appropriate to individuals suffering from asbestos related diseases and their families, carers and friends;
  • To foster mutual help, cooperation and friendship between families, carers and friends of individuals suffering from asbestos related diseases;
  • To welcome everyone equally and take steps to make the group open and accessible;
  • To ensure 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 cooperation with the healthcare professionals;
  • To promote awareness regarding the problems and circumstances of people suffering from asbestos related diseases;
  • To use the income from fundraising 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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