Friday, 15 March 2013

Pioneering new cancer support service in Glasgow

On Tuesday, 12th March, I attended the launch of the Macmillan Cancer Support's new information and support service in Hillhead Library. This service on a drop-in basis will ensure local people can access cancer support in their local community. 

Advert for new information and support service at Hillhead Library

It comes six months after the pioneering partnership between Macmillan and Glasgow Life was established, with services in other libraries including the Mitchell, Pollok, Dennistoun, Easterhouse and Langside. 

Macmillan advert at Hillhead Library

As well as specialist cancer information and emotional support, the services can refer people onto other Glasgow-based Macmillan services, including benefits advice, a vocational rehabilitation service and a financial guidance project.

Natasha Johnston and Gillian O'Donnell, Information Support Officers at Macmillan.

Through a partnership with Cancer Support Scotland, those attending some of the services can also access counselling and complementary therapies. 

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