The Asbestos Response Taskforce continues to work with and support owners and tenants participating in the buyback program and those who are pursuing other options around the future of their affected house or block.

Concerned a property may have loose fill asbestos insulation? Find out more.

Personal Support Team

The Personal Support Team are experienced case coordinators and community engagement officers who work individually with families seeking assistance as part of the Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme.

The team:

The team has been integral in supporting homeowners through the initial response following asbestos assessments of properties, during the buyback process, the demolition and in providing linkages for social recovery.

Members of the team have diverse experience in case management. They come from work environments including disaster recovery, mental health, housing and homelessness, crisis services, children and young people, therapy, people with disabilities, drug and alcohol issues, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Contact the Personal Support Team.

Practical support

The Taskforce has negotiated practical support from utilities, community organisations and businesses. This includes advice and support about real estate matters, legal services, buying or rebuilding a home, gardening and replacing household items.

Health and wellbeing support

There can be a range of reactions to learning you may have lived in, worked on or in, or even visited an affected property. A variety of support options are available to individuals and families who wish to access immediate or ongoing assistance.

Find out more about our health and wellbeing support.

Financial support and concessions

Financial assistance, including grants and concessions, are available to assist homeowners with relocation expenses.

Support services in your area

Community services are located across Canberra.

More information

If you feel anxious or concerned, get support from:

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