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Macmillan @West Lothian always here to help

With World Cancer Day taking place on 4 February, Macmillan@WestLothian has issued a reminder that information and support is available all year round, to help people whose lives are affected by cancer.

07 February
Macmillan Blackburn Partnership Centre

Macmillan@West Lothian Information and Support can be found at various locations across West Lothian providing a free support service for anyone who is concerned by the impact cancer could have on their life.

The service is run by non-medical, highly trained volunteers who are there to listen to your worries and concerns and offer free, confidential support and information.  They have leaflets and booklets on all aspects of living with and beyond cancer and will assist you in accessing reliable cancer information.  Additionally they can support you to access practical help, such as transport to hospital, help at home and travel insurance as well as signposting and referring to other available support service.

The service also has a dedicated benefits team who can advise you on what help is available including concessionary travel and Macmillan grants.

Executive councillor for social policy, Angela Doran and Executive Councillor for health and care, Harry Cartmill joined members of the Macmillan@WestLothian service at their newest hub location in Blackburn Partnership Centre.

Councillor Doran said: "There will come a time in every person's lives where they are sadly touched by cancer whether it's personal or through a family member or friend. The team at Macmillan@WestLothian provide a fantastic service offering important advice and more importantly a kind ear to listen and someone to talk to about your worries."

Councillor Cartmill added: "This service is run by a wonderful group of volunteers who provide a relaxed and confidential space for individuals to come and talk about anything cancer related be it for advice or just for a place to talk. The Macmillan@WestLothian team are based in numerous venues across West Lothian including here at Blackburn Partnership Centre and I would encourage anyone who feels like they could do with some support to give them a visit."

For information where and when the Macmillan@WestLothian service is available please visit How to find Macmillan @ West Lothian

Or contact MacmillanWestLothian@westlothian.gov.uk or Telephone 01506 283053.

 

 

 

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