Partnering with our corporate friends
The Asbestos Disease Support Society (ADSS) aims to create a community where we all work together to:
- support sufferers of an asbestos related disease, their family or carers; and
- prevent asbestos exposure in the workplace and community.
- lobby for improvements on asbestos related matters
- work with the health community to aid in better understanding of asbestos related disease
- where possible fund research into asbestos related diseases
Our ethos to assist sufferers to remain at home for as long as possible and as independent as possible even within the health care environment.
We are a national organisation but confine our activities to Queensland, Northern Territory and Northern New South Wales.
People and Organisations pay a fee to join ADSS to show their commitment to the community and assist us in lobbying activities for improvements for sufferers or for protections against asbestos exposure.
Members with an asbestos related disease are entitled to the following services:
- Occupational Therapy assessment and if needed a follow up appointment through our contracted Occupational therapists
- Dietetics and Nutrition consultation through the University of Qld Clinics
- Quarterly newsletter
- Invitation to our Biannual Symposium
- Invitation to our Ecumenical Service in November
- Free consultation with ADSS Lawyers
- Welfare assistance in certain circumstances
Other services that we provide are:
- access to our Social Worker to assist sufferers understand their entitlements and ensure that they are accessing appropriate medical and health services
- telephone support from our volunteers
- Morning teas for sufferers in their local community
- assistance with testing products in order to identify asbestos content
- register of asbestos exposures from the community
- provision of up to date information to the medical profession on asbestos related disease
- In-service education for nursing and other health staff
On occasion ADSS provides funding for research on asbestos related diseases as well as funding for special beds for hospitals to assist our members remain comfortable and independent.
Our awareness activities include a series of information sheets, attendance at Home shows, Senior Expo’s, hospitals and other community events where we can have a stall and handout information or have conversations with people.
ADSS is a not-for-profit Charity registered with the ACNC. We also have deductible gift recipient status whereby donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible.
Corporate membership of ADSS is open to:
- Peak Bodies
- Trade Unions
- Government Agencies
- Members of the Asbestos Industry Association
- Members of the Demolition and Contractors Association Queensland
- Any other organisation that agrees to the values of ADSS
Organisations applying for membership are expected to meet their Work Health and Safety obligations particularly in relation to Asbestos handling and removal, failure to do so will lead to the cessation of membership with ADSS.
Becoming a member of the Asbestos Disease Support Society is a clear demonstration of an organisations commitment to assisting sufferers of an asbestos disease and the raising of awareness of asbestos exposure.
It is a commitment to helping those people who worked within industry with asbestos at a difficult time in their lives. Furthermore, it assists the wives, sons and daughters who may also be sufferers by being exposed to asbestos.
Being a member can help make the staff of the organisation feel good about the organisation that they work for and give a positive impression to customers, suppliers and the communities in which they operate.
- Welcome pack and a URL ink from your website to our website
- A Corporate Supporter of the ADSS Charity logo for use on marketing material
- Quarterly Newsletter and information about our forthcoming events, including our Annual Charity Race Day in September.
- A framed “Corporate Member Certificate” or replacement certificate each year thereafter