The Asbestos Disease Support Society 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.
The society’s vast membership comprises 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 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.
We now provide a range of services to people in need, including information on managing the disease; access to free legal advice; access to a social worker and occupational therapist; dietary and nutritional information; support for sufferers, their families and their carers; and advice on asbestos issues.