MAVSG is a voluntary organisation and a registered charity. Our aim is to change and improve the lack of services and information available to victims of asbestos. We are a democratic organisation run by and on behalf of asbestos victims and their families.
The group was formed after a public meeting in Liverpool on the 3 February 1993 to discuss asbestos related diseases. We found that there was a need for a specialist asbestos victims support service. The meeting was sponsored by the Liverpool Trades Union Council and Health at Work (formally Liverpool Occupational Health Project).
The late Eddie Loyden MP for Garston assisted the group in its formation alongside former MP for Walton Mr. Peter Kilfoyle, whose brother sadly died of mesothelioma. Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Mr. Steve Rotheram, continues to be our Honorary President.
MAVSG was instrumental in forming the All Party Parliamentary Panel on Asbestos. The APPP continues to meet and provide a focal point for change in regard to provision of services, treatment and funding to find a cure for mesothelioma.
We are a member of the Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum, the national umbrella group for parliament, victims and other bodies to improve the services to victims and their families.
We have assisted thousands of victims in obtaining Welfare Benefits and Civil Compensation while continuing to provide help and support where needed.