Victims of Asbestos related disease:
- Are our priority
- Are very special people
- Are the most important people in our work
- Are a privilege to work with
- Are not an interruption to us or our work, but the purpose of it
- Are deserving of our support and services
- Are in need of very special care and treatment that we and everyone can give to them
- Are relying on us to put them in touch with the appropriate people
- Are in need of us to act in their best interest
- 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 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.