Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries

At Glasgow Libraries, we offer anyone affected by cancer a free and confidential service with access to high quality information and support in a relaxed, comfortable environment in their local community.

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 at the library (pre-booking required)*

• arrange free complementary therapy appointments at the library – we currently offer reflexology, aromatherapy, massage, Indian head massage (pre-booking required)*

• put you in touch with your local Macmillan Benefits Adviser and you can arrange to meet them at the library

• guide you to good quality internet sites for cancer information and support

• help you to access a wide range of other local services from physical activity classes to carers support.

*not available in all libraries

To find out information about your nearest centre you can visit:  www.glasgowlife.org.uk/macmillan

Contact Glasgow Libraries on 0141 287 2999 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm) or email macmillan@glasgowlife.org.uk

We are working to raise awareness of our programme across all networks and communities within Glasgow and to engage with as many groups as possible in order to ensure that anyone affected by cancer in the City knows that they can access free, local information, emotional support and practical help. No one should face cancer alone, at Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries we want to ensure that no one does.

Are you able to help us?

The Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries Team is available to meet with groups, host presentations or provide you with the resources you need to promote the services within your community.

Sign up for our monthly e-news to keep up to date with the service be emailing macmillan@glasgowlife.org.uk

May 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Action Against Poverty: Civic Café Against Poverty

[Glasgow] 2nd June, 2pm, The Undercroft, St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George St.

One cut too many? In a challenging economic climate, the government have introduced austerity measures which they argue are vital to enable the country to emerge from recession. Many people affected are the vulnerable in our society. The Civic Café asks are these cuts truly necessary? Is there an alternative? And how might the three faith communities respond in practical ways? The Three Faiths Forum recognises the commonalties shared by the three Abrahamic Traditions, including the responsibility to end poverty. It encourages members of the three faith communities to attend this vital meeting to ensure their voice is heard on this issue, to have a chance to direct questions to the people of influence and to identify what steps can be taken to address the problems of the rise of poverty in the UK. For further information please contact Iain Stewart, Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association Email: Iain@EIFA.org.uk Tel: 0131 629 9058

May 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Civic Cafe: Going Further for Fair Trade

[Edinburgh] 6th May 4.30 – 5.30pm, St Johns Church Hall, Princes St, EH2 4BJ.

How faith communities are adopting Fair Trade.

“He who sleeps on a full stomach whilst his neighbour goes hungry is not one of us” Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Join us for a lively presentation and discussion on Fair Trade and how it can be adopted among our different faith communities. Now that Scotland has achieved Fair Trade Nation status, how can we promote and celebrate this within our different communities? Where does it fit in within a faith perspective?

Speakers:
Rachel Farey: Chair of Edinburgh Fairtrade City Group and Manager of One World Shop;
Martin Rhodes: Director of Scottish Fair Trade Forum.
Special Guest: Mohammad Zaman, Campaigns Officer of MADE in Europe: Hear how young people in Muslim communities are fighting global poverty.

The event is followed by a Community Meal in the Church Hall at 6pm. The meal is free (Donations welcome) and all are welcome. To confirm you attendance to the Civic Café and / or Community Meal, please email mattlord.eifa@gmail.com

April 29, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Oral History Volunteer Opportunity at West of Scotland Regional Equality Council

*All volunteers will participate in fully funded specialist training through the Oral History Society*

Stepping into Diversity
A journey through the amazing story of Glasgow’s diversity is now underway. Stepping into Diversity, an 18 month project, is built around a unique collection of neighbouring heritage sites within the city’s Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Jewish and Buddhist communities.

Using an intergenerational approach, the project will develop education opportunities about the heritage of Glasgow’s ethnic diversity and its ongoing legacy. Stepping into Diversity has two main elements – collecting oral histories and developing heritage tours. (more…)

April 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Glasgow Book Festival 2013 – selected events of interest

  • Nick Cohen: You Can’t Read this Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom
  • Shereen El Feki: Sex and the Citadel
  • John Gray: The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths
  • Martin Palmer: Sacred Places
  • Maajid Nawaz: Radical
  • A C Grayling: The God Argument
  • Mona Siddiqui: Christians, Muslims and Jesus
  • Pankaj Mishra: From the Ruins of Empire
  • Francis Spufford: Unapologetic (more…)

April 8, 2013 at 11:16 am

Guarding and Sharing God’s Treasure: An Interfaith Woodland Conference For those who Love Nature

tree11.00 – 4.00, Sunday 17th March, Auchengillan Outdoor Centre, Blanefield, Glasgow G63 9AU

How can visiting woodlands and wild places strengthen our faith and enhance spiritual practice?
What importance does caring for our environment have in our spiritual life?
What are the benefits of holding spiritual/religious events outdoors?

Come and explore these topics with members of various faith communities from Glasgow and beyond, in a beautiful woodland setting.

Talks*Workshops*Games*Adventure Activities*Herbal Medicine*Ecology*Storytelling*Arts and Crafts

Free Event! Includes light buffet lunch.

People from all Faith Communities Welcome!

Free minibus pick-up/drop-off from Milngavie Station

Places strictly limited!  Please email Alasdair at stories_for_life@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place.

Forestry Commission Scotland

March 12, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Equality and Human Rights Commission launches guidance on managing religion or belief in the workplace

EHRC has published new guidance today (14th February) to help employers and employees deal with the expression of religion or belief at work and avoid conflict and costly court cases.Read the full press release and access links to the Guidance

February 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm

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