Thanks to all who responded to our questionnaire – and huge congratulations to Hazel Rosier from Nottingham who won the prize draw and some baked goodies delivered to her door. We hope you enjoy.
It was great to get an idea of what our members feel secure about with regards to group meetings and home visits. We are currently assessing cases on an individual basis and offering a home visit where necessary but not routinely due to the current situation. Our advisors will have had both vaccine shots, we have a risk assessment in place and our advisors will have regular lateral flow tests. We will be regularly assessing the situation.
Unfortunately, due to the continuing Covid 19 pandemic, we are again unable to bring you physically together for Action Mesothelioma Day this year, but we still want to mark the date. We are holding our ‘Virtual Action Mesothelioma Day’ on Friday 2nd July 2021 on social media, Facebook and Twitter. The day starts off at 10am with an introduction from Joanne and there will be posts and videos throughout the day.
It is with great regret that we have taken a tough decision to postpone all future events including Mesothelioma in the Midlands, Workers Memorial Day, Well-being Lunches and Lighthouse Group Meetings.
We are in a situation with coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) outbreak to cancel gatherings officially as per the Government advice to date. We will always act in the best interests of our members who use our services – so while it’s appropriate to recognise the need for us to continue our focus on delivering our services, we will always balance this with our responsibility to check that the safety of our staff, volunteers and our members.
We would like to update our service users on how we are responding to the outbreak of Covid19, (coronavirus) and how we plan to approach future decisions as the situation develops.
We will always act in the best interests of our patients, carers and family members who use our services – so while it’s appropriate to recognise the need for us to continue our focus on delivering our services, we will always balance this with our responsibility to check that the safety of our staff, volunteers and our service users.
With funding from Foundation Derbyshire, we have been able to produce a new information leaflet entitled Asbestos and Agriculture. This aims to give guidance to those working on farms where asbestos might be present. Millions of tonnes of the substance was imported to the UK in the 20th century, and it was regularly used in farm buildings.