Readley - The heart of who and why we are
The Paul Readhead Asbestos Support and Awareness Group was launched in October 2015 by Samantha Cox in memory of her father Paul Readhead. Sam has personal experience of mesothelioma after caring for her father. Sam is a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP and has trained with CRUSE Bereavement. During her father's illness it highlighted to her the need for a holistic approach, encompassing emotional, physical, social and financial wellbeing.
This was the beginning of The Paul Readhead Asbestos Support and Awareness Group and with considerable support from her sister in law Lucy Reynoldson, Chris Knighton MBE (MKMRF), Leah Taylor (Mesothelioma UK), Lynne and Lisa (HASAG) the support group became a reality.
Readley - Our journey continues
The journey and growth of our support group continues. Early in 2019, whilst now aiming for charity status we were advised our abreviated group name 'PRASAG' needed to be changed for legal reasons. Within no time at all Sam, Sharon, Joanne and Leah agreed 'ReadLey' in everlasting loving memory of fathers Paul Readhead and Robin Smedley.
A Special Level of Care at our Meetings
Monthly support group meetings
Help and advice on benefits and compensation
Each group is attended by Leah Taylor, Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist who provides information about Mesothelioma, including symptoms, treatments and clinical trials.
We have a panel of experienced solicitors specialising in asbestos claims. The services they offer include:
Home visits throughout the UK
No cost to patients or their family
100% compensation received
Solicitors attend the monthly group to provide no obligation advice and support.
Our meetings are social and informal in a warm and friendly environment for people affected by asbestos related disease and their carers.
Refreshments are provided at all of our group meetings.
1st Tuesday of each month from February 2019, 11am to 1pm:
Redworth Hall Hotel, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6NL
2nd Tuesday of each month throughout 2019, 11am to 1pm:
St. Mary's Inn, St. Mary's Lane St.Mary's Park, Morpeth, NE61 6BL
We are delighted to report that JDR Cable Systems Ltd announce that their chosen charity for 2019 will be Mesothelioma UK and PRASAG (50/50). This is the first time that JDR in the UK are collectively supporting one charity and group across all of their sites, to include Hartlepool, Newcastle and Littleport. More information about JDR's ongoing support for charity can be found at www.JDRCharityEvents.co.uk.
My name is Joanne Murray. I am delighted to be formally joining The Paul Readhead Asbestos Support and Awareness Group. In my day job I work as a Children's Community Nurse in Middlesbrough. I am a Wife, Mam, Sister & the Daughter of a Dad lost to Mesothelioma. Today I find myself somewhere I really never wanted to be, somewhere previously only a nightmare would take me! I'm here in this place because my lovely Dad died last year on August 8th of Mesothelioma. Some of you may have known Dad, a strong healthy man before his exposure to asbestos many years before his 2015 diagnosis, resulted in him developing Mesothelioma! During Dads Meso journey we were introduced to The Paul Readhead Asbestos Support and Awareness Group. We were devastated, scared and alone after Dads diagnosis and The Paul Readhead Asbestos Support and Awareness Group offered us hope and a lifeline. It was a place where we could talk openly where no one judges or pities you, just offers hope, help and support. The Paul Readhead Asbestos Support and Awareness Group empowered and facilitated us to fight on, seeking out expert medical & nursing opinions, treatments and trials. During the monthly meetings there is also the opportunity to meet and consult with the various solicitors who are there representing their law firms. Everyone receives a warm and loving welcome at The Paul Readhead Asbestos Support and Awareness Group.
After Dad's death my family continued to receive support from the group, enjoying our monthly meetings as a chance to catch up with everyone and chat. When Sam and Leah invited me to help them make a difference I jumped at the chance, to do it in memory of my Dad and all those other Dad's (and Mam's) who's lives have been affected by Mesothelioma. I am passionate and committed to helping to make a difference to patients and families who are affected by Mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. Everyone who attends the meetings is a part of The Paul Readhead Asbestos Support and Awareness Group support family and I am proud to be able to help with and be involved in making a difference and being a part of this.
Monthly support meeting details above. Address available upon request.
Along with the support meetings, Sam and the team are available by phone or email.
Monday - Friday: 08:00 to 18:00
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