About the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST)
The Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST) was set up in March 2002 and since then we have been striving to help and support victims of devastating and debilitating ill-health conditions caused by exposure to asbestos. We also support family members and carers.
Our holistic service includes help with welfare benefits and Government Compensation.Â We also act as a support group by sending out regular newsletters and invitations for meetings and conferences.Â This enables people to meet others diagnosed with the same condition, to help them to overcome their feelings of isolation and to support each other.Â Along with other groups around the Country we act as one voice to campaign for justice for victims of asbestos related diseases.
For Further information please visitÂ www.asbestossupport.co.uk
Workersâ€™ Memorial Day:
DAST launched theirÂ Asbestos in Schools Project at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham Monday 24th October 2016. For more information visitÂ Asbestos in Schools flyer
There was the opportunityÂ for guests to view an exhibition of all DASTs projects including Asbestos in Schools, the DIY and the Heritage Lottery.
All visitorsÂ were entered into a prize draw whilst able to enjoy some free cake!
To see DAST’s Asbestos in Schools Leaflet visit: Asbestos in Schools Bkl
For more information call DASTÂ 01246 380415
To see DAST’s Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK Leaflet visit:Â Asbestos Forum leaflet 2015 low re
UKATA sponsored a Coffee Morning for DAST on the 22nd April 2016.
This wasÂ the first DAST Coffee Morning of 2016 for mesothelioma and lung cancer patients, their carers and their families to come together and share experiences, chat and ask DAST any questions they might have.
There wasÂ also the opportunity to speak to June Morley, Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist from Kings Mill Hospital.
The event tookÂ place at the Markham Vale Environment Centre, Markham Vale, Chesterfield S44 5HY. The venue is just off junction 29A of the motorway and has ample parking.
UKATA provided catering and refreshments and nearly 20 guests attended.
We received positive feedback following the event and have sponsored another DAST Coffee Morning for 2017, see below for details.
DAST exhibiting at our AGM 2016 at The Hilton Hotel East Midlands
Following last year’s success, UKATA sponsored DAST’s Coffee Morning on the 6th March 2017.
This was again held atÂ the Markham Vale Environment Centre, Markham Vale, Chesterfield S44 5HY.
From 10:30 am â€“ 12:30 pmÂ the meeting was aimed at anyone diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.
13:00 pm â€“ 15:00 pmÂ was aimed at bereaved families.
Karen Lord from Mesothelioma UK was in attendance and was available to answer any questions along with the DAST staff.
Yana Ng, an art therapist from Cavendish Cancer Care also attended to give a short presentation and to deliver Art Therapy.
UKATA provided catering and refreshments and again received great feedback from the DAST staff.