Other Support

The Scottish Asbestos Helpline are proud supporters of ‘Cancer Support Scotland’ who provide a comprehensive range of therapies and other services free of charge to those affected by cancer, their families and carers following the devastation a diagnosis of cancer brings.

Emotional wellbeing is essential during treatment and recovery from cancer and is delivered in the form of one-to-one counselling which can focus upon a range of changing emotions including anxiety, relationship concerns and bereavement.

Cancer Support Scotland also provide complementary therapies, designed to improve physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. This includes aromatherapy, podiatry/chiropody, massage, reiki, nail treatments and stress management.

There is no funding within the NHS for these vital services and as a registered charity (SC012867), Cancer Support Scotland rely heavily on the kindness and generosity of public support and donations to continue in their work.

Cancer Support Scotland can be contacted directly to Freephone 0800 652 4531. Importantly, you can make a difference to somebody’s life and survival from cancer today by making a donation or leaving a legacy in your Will.

Visit justgiving.com/cancersupportscotland or cancersupportscotland.org/donate. Please quote ‘ASBESTOS’.

There are many wonderful organisations and charities driven in different ways to help improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

Certain organisations specialise in tackling cancer from a scientific research perspective whilst others provide specialist information and resources relating to particular conditions. Some organisations provide varying levels of practical help and support which involves emotional and social support delivered in relaxed and conducive surroundings whilst others provide an opportunity to speak informally to someone in your position over a nice cup of tea.

Most services are delivered free of charge and provide access to qualified healthcare professionals who understand your concerns.

Common to all is the need to raise much needed funds. In the absence of Government funding and an overstretched and under resourced National Health Service more reliance than ever is placed upon kind donations and legacies from members of the public. Many organisations actively fundraise and seek sponsorship and it might be the case you would like to involve yourself further in this regard.

If you or a loved one have been affected by cancer or an asbestos-related illness and would like further help and advice please contact us today on FREEPHONE 0808 164 7740.







British Lung Foundation


Age UK


Carers Trust


SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity


Clydeside Action on Asbestos


Asbestos Action Tayside


Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) Centre’s

Barrow IIDB Centre
Mail Handling Site A
WV98 2BR

Telephone: 0800 121 8379
Textphone: 0800 169 0314
Barnsley IIDB Centre
Mail Handling Site A
WV98 1SY

Telephone: 0800 121 8379
Textphone: 0800 169 0314

Remember – The Scottish Asbestos Helpline can help you in any application you might make to the Department for Work and Pensions, in particular, those involving a claim for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit or a one-off payment under The Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979.

You can request a claim form for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit from the Barnsley IIDB Centre on Telephone 0800 121 8379, Textphone 0800 121 8379 or alternatively you can download and print a claim form for diseases caused by work (form BI100PD) from www.gov.uk/industrial-injuries-disablement-benefit.

Your solicitors can deal with your enquiry even if you were employed or exposed to asbestos in England, Ireland or Wales

Call us today for free on:

0808 164 7740

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