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There are almost 2500 new cases of mesothelioma in the UK each year, with an estimated 250-300 in the northern region.

Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group

Trade unions have been instrumental in getting the government to ensure that any person who contracts mesothelioma as a result of their work gets full compensation and already tens of  millions of pounds have been paid out as a result.

The Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group is an independent Trust operating under the auspices of the Northern TUC.  

The Group is a partnership between the Northern TUC, trade unions in the region, West View Advice & Resource Centre Ltd and Macmillan Cancer Support.  

It offers FREE, confidential information, advice and support to anyone with an asbestos related or industrial disease in the North East and North Cumbria.

For those suffering from: Mesothelioma; Asbestosis; Pleural Thickening; Lung Cancer or any other occupational cancer it can help with:

  • Welfare benefits and support: applying for benefits, appealing against benefit decisions, health costs such as prescriptions and travel to hospital, applying for local authority financial support and charitable grants, requesting a blue disabled parking badge
  • Independent legal advice and representation
  • Information about other related services

In the period 2015-16, a total of £3,108,684.24 in benefits was gained for the Group's clients.

Read more about the work of the Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group in the Fourth Year Annual Report.

Visit the website of the Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group