West Lothian Cancer Information and Support Service (Macmillan Cancer Support)

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years old and over and who is affected by cancer

Who provides this?

  • Macmillan Cancer Support

Description

Finding out that you or someone close to you has cancer can be a difficult and confusing time. There’s bound to be a lot on your mind, and you may find it helpful to talk with someone who understands what you’re going through. That’s why we’re here to help support you, so you don’t have to face it alone.

Macmillian’s highly trained volunteers will be there to listen to your worries and concerns and offer free, confidential support and information – whether you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or you’re a family member or carer. The volunteeers can also point you in the direction of other sources of support where needed

The volunteers able to provide:
• time to listen and talk in a comfortable, friendly environment
• leaflets and booklets on all aspects of living with and beyond cancer
• support to access reliable cancer information
• access to the internet.

There is also support to access practical help such as transport to the hospital, help at home and travel insurance, as well as referral to other available support services.

The team know that living with cancer can bring extra expenses such as paying for travel to hospital or higher than normal fuel bills. There is a dedicated benefits team who can advise you on what help is available, including concessionary travel and Macmillan grants.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 4.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact Details

Bathgate Partnership Centre, Lindsay House, South Bridge Street, Bathgate EH48 1TS

Type of support on offer:

Information and advice
Online
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Categories:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
Creative
Families
LGBTQ+
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Men
Older people
Religion
Social groups
Women

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