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GMAVSG is hoping to recruit a full-time (5 days / 35 hours per week) worker to provide support and advice on benefits to asbestos victims and their families and to campaign on asbestos issues. Welfare benefits background essential. The worker will be based in Manchester. The salary is £30,507 per annum (Local Authority scale point 33).Closing date:...

Action Mesothelioma Day takes place this year on 5th July. Rally, MP speeches and dove release will take place on Barbirolli Square (next to the Bridgewater Hall) in central Manchester, starting at 12.30 pm.The public meeting takes place in the nearby Friends Meeting House on Mount Street, close to Manchester Town Hall. Our speaker this...

The Court of Appeal today ruled (see Cape and Dring Approved judgment) that the Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum (‘the Forum’) has a legitimate interest in obtaining documents that will shed light on the true knowledge of the dangers of asbestos products held by Cape Intermediate Holdings, formerly one of the largest manufacturers of asbestos products in the UK.

The Forum must be given access to numerous documents which were disclosed in an earlier case in which Cape were a defendant.

On 2-3rd September 2017, Madelene Holdsworth and Natalie Lamb of Slater & Gordon completed the gruelling 56 mile Bullock Smithy walk to raise funds for GMAVSG.Following the walk, Madelene said: "It was an extreme challenge and we had a good go at it! Can’t say I’d do it again though…."Thank you for your efforts, Natalie...

On 29th April 2017, staff from the Manchester and Chester offices of Slater & Gordon hiked up Snowdon (the highest mountain in Wales) to raise much-needed funds for GMAVSG and Mesothelioma UK.The ascent was no walk in the park, but the team enjoyed spectacular panoramic views, on what turned out to be a beautifully clear...

The Mesothelioma Support Group is for people who have lost a loved one to mesothelioma. Every year, we run a summer outing.This year's outing was a canal boat trip in the beautiful Peak District! Starting and ending at Whaley Bridge, the round trip took just over 2 hours. Those who came enjoyed fantastic views, tasty food, plenty...

Phoenix House in Barrow, Cumbria has been earmarked for closure in March 2018 by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Phoenix House is a specialist benefits office that deals with all Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) claims for people diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases throughout the country....

June Allingan, whose husband Mike had mesothelioma, is running the London Marathon 2017 in his memory.Any donations will go to Mesothelioma UK and GMAVSG, so we can continue to to raise awareness of this dreadful disease, and to support other asbestos victims and their families.June's fundraising page can be found here.Thank you, June, for your...