Friday 15th April 2016
Mac Voice, the magazine for Macmillan professionals: Spring 2016
Publications and support from Macmillan are now widely available thanks to a new partnership.
All 96 public libraries in Northern Ireland now provide cancer information and support thanks to a partnership between Macmillan and Libraries NI. A wide range of booklets are available in every branch and library staff have received cancer awareness training, to ensure people affected by cancer find the information they want or are directed towards medical, emotional and financial support.
Public libraries in Northern Ireland see an annual footfall of around 5.5 million people and are vital community hubs, providing information on a variety of local services.
Paula Kealey, Senior Macmillan Development Manager, told an audience at Derry Central Library: ‘We want to ensure that people affected by cancer get the right information, at the right time, in the right place and from the right person. That’s why we are expanding our network of information and support services in hospital into the community. Our leaflets are available in many GP practices and now in every single public library.’
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