Glasgow City Council

Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Services

What Services are available

If you're affected by cancer you may want to know there's someone you can turn to for help. Someone who can help find answers to your questions, whatever they may be.

Glasgow Libraries are working with Macmillan Cancer Support to provide a network of Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Services in your local community.

If you want to find information, support and practical help or would just like someone to talk to, come along to one of our Macmillan Information and Support Services. You can talk through issues and concerns with our staff and trained volunteers.

We can:

  • ​Offer you a listening ear, time to talk and meet others affected by cancer
  • Help you find the information you need on living with all aspects of cancer
  • Arrange free counselling appointments held locally*
  • Arrange free complementary therapy appointment held locally*
  • Refer you to your local Macmillan Benefits Advisor
  • ​Guide you to good quality internet sites for cancer information & support
  • Help you sign up to Move More Glasgow​​​ - Macmillan physical activity programme within your local area.

*Provided by Cancer Support Scotland

To find the service nearest to you visit www.glasgowlife.org.uk/macmillan.

 

How can I get a service?

You can contact Glasgow Libraries on 0141 287 2999 on

Monday to Thursday 9am - 8pm

Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm 

or email macmillan@glasgowlife.org.uk.

 

Is there anywhere else I can get information?

To extend our reach we run outreach sessions in the community where anyone affected by cancer can get emotional support and high quality information. You'll find us everywhere from shopping centres to museums, workplaces to community events and the only Macmillan café in the UK - the Pearce Institute.  We have a private space and trained volunteers who are always ready to listen and offer support at every session.

If you would like us to hold an outreach session in your community venue, organisation or workplace please don't hesitate to get in touch! You can call Pip Lawrenson on 0141 287 2981 or email Pip.Lawrenson@glasgowlife.org.uk​.

 

I'd like to help - how can I get involved?

We are looking for volunteers from across the city to get involved in running our drop in services to give about 3 hours a week, weekdays, making a real difference to their local community.

You need to be 18 years old or over to apply for this opportunity.

What we're looking for

Great communication skills

  • Willingness to undertake training required
  • Open, warm and friendly manner
  • Non-judgmental
  • A willingness to learn and a desire to support others

What you can gain from this opportunity

  • Full training
  • The chance to meet and make friends with like-minded people
  • Regular volunteer e-newsletter, socials, and development opportunities
  • Excellent experience to enhance your CV
  • Be part of an innovative cancer support project, the first of its kind in the UK

To find out more, read volunteer experiences and apply to become a volunteer, visit the Glasgow Life website.

 

  • Phone 0141 287 2999
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