Mesothelioma Support Groups
LASAG has been running and co-hosting 6 mesothelioma Support Groups in London and Kent for the past 3 years, supporting over 300 victims of exposure to asbestos and their families.
The Support Groups provide a friendly and relaxed environment for terminally ill patients to benefit from the support and conversation of others suffering from the same disease. Our Support Groups will always have a specialist nurse available to answer any questions and provide help and advice.
Establishing the need for a new Support Group
LASAG has identified a gap in Support Group provision for patients diagnosed with mesothelioma in South London. After consulting with Clinical Nurse Specialists at The Royal Marsden, we established that 100+ patients per year who are diagnosed at The Royal Marsden do not have access to a local Support Group. This project will enable LASAG to provide a Support Worker for this new Support Group.
It costs us over £5000 per year to establish and run each of our monthly Support Groups, which provide a range of practical and informative sessions in a relaxed and welcoming environment to help anyone affected by the disease as well as their carer access the treatment and support they need.
For this project, we are seeking crowdfunding donations to kick-start our newest Support Group at Maggie's at The Royal Marsden.
LASAG provides practical and emotional support to anyone affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases across London and The South East.
The Group was set up by The London Hazards Centre Trust Limited, a registered charity, established in 1984.
LASAG obtained independent charity status in 2017.
All of the services offered by LASAG are free.
Free Services provided by LASAG:
- LASAG runs and hosts support groups in collaboration with local hospitals
- LASAG runs friendship groups for bereaved carers and family members to remember their loved ones and raise funds to support our work
- LASAG Support Workers conduct home visits and telephone support
- LASAG assists with benefits claims and compensation
- LASAG signposts to appropriate health care services
- LASAG provides information about legal compensation schemes and services
Events for our community
In addition to our monthly Support Groups, we run two main events for our community throughout the year, one in July on Action Mesothelioma Day to remember and recognise those affected by the disease, and one at Christmas.
Thank you for pledging your support to help set-up our new group - all the money raised will ensure that the new group is a success.