‘We couldn’t find anyone who understood anything about mesothelioma until we came here’

‘We planned our whole calendar around these meetings – Jack didn’t want to miss a single one’

People with asbestos-related conditions, their carers, family members & friends are most welcome at our informal meetings.

You can chat to people in a similar situation, and/or have private, confidential discussions with our professionals, who all have specialised knowledge of asbestos-related diseases.

At every meeting we offer information and advice regarding:

  • Healthcare
  • Support services for families & carers
  • State benefits advice, including help with filling in forms
  • Legal advice on asbestos-related claims from members of a panel of experienced lawyers
  • Bereavement support
  • Educational events
  • Invited speakers
  • Plenty of tea and biscuits always available…


Meetings are split into two halves:

First half: Caring
Healthcare issues – open question and answer sessions are always popular or we may have an invited speaker

Second half: Campaigning
The CARDS duty lawyer attends from 3-4pm
Local issues discussed e.g. contaminated building site
Reports from meetings/conferences, new DVDs etc
Updates about current national/international isssues
Invited speakers

We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month, 2 pm – 4 pm

Dates for 2018

January 15th – Irwin & Mitchells

February 19th – Poole Townsend

March 19th – Thompsons

April 16th – Slater & Gordon

May 21st – Irwin & Mitchells

June 18th – Poole Townsend

July 16th – Thompsons

August 20th – Slater & Gordons

September 17th – Irwin & Mitchells

October 15th – Poole Townsend

November 19th – Thompsons

December 10th – All

You do not have to contact us before coming to a meeting, you are very welcome to just turn up. Directions and maps are below.

Barrow & District Disability Association
Margaret Burrow Centre
71-77 School Street
LA14 1EJ

Meeting 1

Meeting 2

Meeting 3

Meeting Venue

The Barrow & District Disability Association centre is located on School street just off the Oldham Street car park in the centre of the town.

Access to the building and to disabled car parking area is to the rear of the building.

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