The Asbestos Support Groups Forum
For some time, asbestos support groups in the North of England have met informally to discuss issues of common concern, and to take collective action to further the interests of asbestos victims. They believe that by acting collectively they can represent asbestos victims more effectively. It is for this reason that they have now formally set up the Asbestos Support Groups Forum.
The purpose of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for asbestos support groups to speak with one voice on issues that affect asbestos victims. Their objectives are: to discuss issues which are of concern of all asbestos victims support groups; to agree a common position on such issues; and to agree collective action, where necessary.
The Forum is open to all asbestos support groups who agree to abide by the Forum’s constitution and Principles. The Principles set out the minimum standards they expect independent, not-for-profit asbestos support groups to meet. The constitution provides a simple, yet workable framework within which asbestos support groups can discuss issues of mutual concern.
If you would like more information about the Forum please contact Tony Whitston (Chair) 0161 636 7555, Paula Walker (Secretary) 01709 360672.