About Asbestos Action

Asbestos Action is a Scottish charity that has been set up to assist sufferers of asbestos related diseases. We are a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation set up to provide practical support and advice to those who have an asbestos related disease. We want to ensure there is a local service, where ever you are in Scotland, to respond to any queries that a person diagnosed with an asbestos condition may have.

The charity was formed in 2002 by a small group of people who either have an asbestos related illness or have cared for someone with an asbestos linked condition.

In its first year, the charity dealt with around 40 referrals. Now we are contacted by well over 200 people each year who have been diagnosed with a debilitating or terminal asbestos condition covering from Buckie to the Borders and beyond.

With a small staff of four the charity punches well above its weight in providing emotional and practical support to victims of asbestos.

Raising Awareness of Asbestos exposure

At Asbestos Action, we have been involved in a number of events in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of Asbestos exposure, highlight key issues and make sure there is the right support in place to help sufferers and their families.

How We Can Help You

At a difficult time in people’s lives when a life changing diagnosis has been received, Asbestos Action is here to help.

We understand that it is difficult to absorb all the medical information you are given and we are here to offer emotional support and advice.

There are various routes that can be taken to provide financial stability but these are often complicated and overwhelming. Asbestos Action removes this worry.

Anyone diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Asbestos related lung cancer, will receive emotional and practical one to one support in their own home, wherever they are Scotland. If you’re not sure, do not hesitate to call us.

Asbestos Action have a 24 hour answering service that enables us to respond to your needs as soon as we possibly can.

We also have connections with law firms who specialise in personal injury claims who are able to advise you on civil compensation claims against employers or past employers.

What do our members say?

“I was so grateful that I had phoned at the beginning – you were so understanding. We really appreciated the support given to both my wife and myself.” Mr L (Aberdeenshire)

“I have felt very much supported and cared for by Asbestos Action.” Mrs P (Edinburgh)

“Wonderful help and support at a very stressful time – thank you.” Mr N (Dundee)

“I have nothing but praise for the attention and empathy I’ve received from Asbestos Action.” Mr R (Fife)

If you think we can be of any help to you please contact us on 0808 196 1861 or alternatively e-mail us at

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Scottish Charity number: SC 033344. Scottish Company Number: 231615
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