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Macmillan Launches Cancer Information and Support Service in South Lanarkshire

Published: Monday, 19 February 2018

Macmillan Launches Cancer Information and Support Service in South Lanarkshire

Macmillan Launches Cancer Information and Support Service in South Lanarkshire

People affected by cancer in South Lanarkshire now have access to community-based cancer support on their doorstep.

Macmillan Cancer Support is working in partnership with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture to provide much needed support services for people affected by cancer in libraries throughout South Lanarkshire.

Hamilton Town House Library is the first drop in service to open, with East Kilbride following later in the year.

The cancer information and support service is run by a group of highly trained volunteers who provide emotional and practical advice, access to information materials on various types of cancer and its treatment, or a listening ear. As well as specialist cancer information and emotional support, the service can refer people onto other services, including benefits advice, complementary therapies and counselling.

Our drop in service at Hamilton Town House is open every Wednesday from 11am to 1pm

Six Macmillan Cancer Information Points have also been introduced in libraries across South Lanarkshire to allow people to pick up information on specific cancers, living with all aspects of cancer, as well as signposting to the nearest Macmillan drop in centre.

Biggar Library  Greenhills Library
Forth Library    Strathaven Library
Fairhill Library  Larkhall Library

The new services are free of charge and available to anyone affected by cancer. To find out more visit www.culturenl.co.uk/macmillan or contact our Macmillan Library Coordinator on 01698 332604 or email macmillan@culturenl.co.uk.