AASC (Asbestos Awareness & Support Cymru) is an independent charity providing a network of support to victims of asbestos related illnesses and their families in Wales. As asbestos currently takes more than twice the number of lives in Wales than road traffic accidents and availability of services can vary throughout Wales, a need was identified to provide further support for those affected. AASC provides a signposting service making connections to the helping agencies that can potentially improve the quality of life across the statutory, voluntary and private sectors and maintains contact with the families throughout their journey, if that is their wish. AASC also provides a dedicated ‘helpline’ that is available outside of ‘normal office hours’ and an answer service which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and a dedicated website providing valuable information and guidance. As well as providing a ‘listening ear’, AASC also strives to support carers and the bereaved who may feel alone and isolated and facilitates three meetings at various locations in South Wales each month as well as social events throughout the year to provide an opportunity for patients and their families to come together, meet others and share in an informal setting.
AASC are also keen to support volunteers who wish to further develop the network of support across Wales by setting up localised friendship groups and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to get involved!
For more information contact Jo on 02920 363550
Email Lorna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Link up via social media Facebook – Asbestos Awareness & Support Cymru
Twitter – @AASC2
Registered Charity No. 1148804
IATP continues to support DAST
The Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST) is a registered charity for the relief of people who have suffered ill-health, injury or become disabled from their work with asbestos. We also help their families with the provision of support, advice and assistance. DAST is also linked with other asbestos support groups throughout the UK and abroad to work together to ensure all those injured are offered the support and assistance as required.The Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team was established in March 2002 and in June 2007 became a registered charity (No. 1119684).
For more information contact Joanne Gordon 01246 380415
FB Twitter @DAST24