What we do

We’re the only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs. With your support, we’ll make sure that one day everyone breathes clean air with healthy lungs.

We offer hope through research

We've been researching lung conditions for 30 years.

Today, it remains at the heart of what we do.

Our aim is always to improve care - and to prevent, treat and cure lung diseases.

Our research impact

James Chalmers

"I’m very lucky to have been supported by the BLF throughout my career. Without the support of charities like the BLF, young researchers could never develop careers in these areas."

James,  one of our research chairs

Research investment

Last year, thanks to your help, we were able to invest £2.7m in vital lung disease research - our highest ever.

Visit our research hub now

We help people affected by lung conditions

Having lung disease brings questions and anxiety about the future.

We don't want anyone to face that alone.

Our helpline, support groups, web community and easy-to-understand information offer vital hope and support.

Discover how we help

Ian Baxter

"Our singing group is really vibrant. Singing helps you feel good. I’m extremely grateful to the BLF for funding the group."

Ian, a member of a singing for lung health group in Forfar

Call our Helpline now

You can talk to us about anything - from how to manage your lung condition, to going on holiday, or even just to say hello! 

Contact the helpline

Our campaigns give you a voice

We aim to prevent lung disease by campaigning for positive change in the UK's lung health.

We're raising awareness about lung disease, the dangers that cause it, and how to look after your lungs.

How you can take action

See what we stand for

Jay Dowle

"Lung disease is under-recognised and largely invisible. I hope the Taskforce’s recommendations will enable people like me to be heard. "

Jay, patient representative on the Taskforce for Lung Health


We’ve brought together the most influential voices in UK lung health to create a five year plan for improving lung health in England.

Find out more about the Taskforce for Lung Health

Say hello

How we do it

For the quickest response

Call 03000 030 555 

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Average response: 4 days

Send an email


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Write to us

73-75 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7ER

Average response: 1 week

Our response will be slower during weekends and busy periods. For a faster response, please call us or send an email

These times are just a guide and might vary if we're busy. We're available Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. If you get in touch outside of these hours, we'll get back to you as soon as we can.