The Asbestos Disease Support Society (ADSS) is a not-for-profit organisation which provides support to those affected asbestos related diseases, their families, carers and friends. The Society was founded in 1992 by the late Mrs Shirley White OAM and since that time ADSS has actively campaigned on behalf of sufferers and their families for adequate compensation and ongoing support.
ADSS also provides information to the community on the dangers of asbestos exposure.
The Societies members consist of sufferers, widows, family members, carers and friends of those who suffer from and who have passed away from an asbestos disease. Our members also include medical and legal professionals, politicians, unions and other organisations who support those affected by asbestos. Some members of the Society are those who have been exposed to asbestos but as yet have not been diagnosed with an asbestos disease but who live with the fear of possibly being diagnosed in the future. The Society has grown significantly since its foundation in 1992.
The Society is run by countless volunteers and three support workers. The Society is also supported by legal and medical professlonals who provide their services free of charge as well as Government officials who the Society can consult with on asbestos related issues.
The Society has a Board of Directors elected from members of the Society, who meet every month.