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Cancer support offered by libraries

18th September 2012

Macmillan Cancer Support and Glasgow Life are collaborating in order to offer cancer support and information at libraries across the city.


The new project, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, wants to ensure that people with cancer are able to get support from their local community.

A Macmillan Service Delivery Manager will lead a team of volunteers at 25 libraries around Glasgow.

The project has already started, with centres available in Easterhouse, Springburn, Pollok, Dennistoun and the Mitchell Library.

The remaining centres will launch in the next year and Cancer Support Scotland, who are also contributing to the project, will provide counsellors and complementary therapies. 

 Macmillan's general manager in Scotland Allan Cowie said: "We are delighted to have made Glasgow the first place in the UK where everyone affected by cancer can get information and support in their local community."

"When someone is diagnosed with cancer or a loved one is diagnosed, they have lots of questions and concerns."

He added: "This project will allow everyone with cancer or their friends and families to access the support and information they need on their doorstep, something we know is very important to people at a very difficult time." 

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