MAVSG COVID-19 Response

In Liverpool, staff at the Merseyside Asbestos Victim Support Group (MAVSG) are now working from home on laptops which allow them to access emails and the group’s database. “Basically,” said MAVSG’s John Flanagan “we can provide the same service from home as we could working from the office. He added:

“We have redirected calls to our mobile phones and have informed all our clinicians that our services, particularly to mesothelioma and ARD [asbestos-related diseases] lung cancer patients are continuing as normal. The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have allowed some changes to their procedures in regard to the application forms for the vital welfare benefit entitlements to claimants/victims and in particular mesothelioma and lung cancer sufferers to ease this process. We thank all the staff at the DWP who have recognised the importance of our role while still complying with the social distancing which of course has stopped us carrying out house visits for victims.”

Merseyside Asbestos Victim Support Group

Supporting victims and their families

We offer a completely free and confidential service to victims of asbestos related diseases and their families on Merseyside and further afield.

Welcome

The services we offer are completely free & confidential and include:


  • Guidance on welfare benefits and compensation associated with Asbestos related diseases
  • Practical assistance in the completion of all appropriate paperwork
  • A drop in centre for sufferers and their families so they can talk to someone who truly understands
  • Monthly ‘Living Well with Meso’ meetings with guest speakers where information and experiences can be shared by victims, carers and loved ones
  • A home visiting service for anyone who can not travel to our office
  • Access to a data base to help locate witnesses for victims (completely confidential)
  • Full compliance with the Solicitors’ Introduction and Referral Code
  • Representation and support in preparing for and attending formal meetings, tribunals and inquests regarding claims for welfare benefits
  • Links to organisations who may be able to help you further

Need to talk?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, then please get in touch using any of the details below.

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If you would like to support us by giving a donation please send a cheque made payable to Merseyside Asbestos Victim Support Group to the address below.

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Thank you for contributing towards the fight against asbestos disease and its consequences.

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