Victims of Asbestos related disease:
- Are our priority
- Are deserving of our support and services
- Are very special people
- Are in need of very special care and treatment that we and everyone can give to them
- Are the most important people in our work
- Are relying on us to put them in touch with the appropriate people
- Are a privilege to work with
- Are in need of us to act in their best interest
- Are not an interruption to us or our work, but the purpose of it
- Are always in our thoughts
The first thing that happens when a victim makes contact with ADSSA is that we listen to "their" story.
Our Social Worker, Penny Jacomos, then contacts the victim and can arrange a home or hospital visit.
This is a very important part of what we do at ADSSA.
The victim can often be in a state of shock and depression.
It can be a great help to have someone outside the situation to listen to him or her -
someone who knows exactly what they are going through and can give support in many different ways.
It is a comfort to the victim to know that someone really knows what they are going through –
that someone has already gone through what they are now experiencing and care because they understand the pain.