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Over the next two years Social Value Lab will be working closely with Macmillan Cancer Support as learning partner on the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Services @ Glasgow Libraries programme (MCISS).

MCISS is a £2 million project which builds on the success of a pilot running from 2009 in north east Glasgow.

This ground-breaking project has come about through a strategic partnership between Macmillan, Glasgow Life and Cancer Support Scotland, involving Information & Support Drop-in Services delivered through libraries and sports centres.

This is the largest current investment by Macmillan in a partnership which aims “to allow people living with and beyond cancer to improve their quality of life by ensuring they receive the appropriate information and support at the right time regardless of where they are on their cancer journey and where they live”. Other examples include the Rhonda Cynon Taf service in 29 libraries and four mobile libraries in Wales and mobile services in parts of England.

Macmillan Cancer Support and Glasgow Life have commissioned Social Value Lab and partners to capture and disseminate the learning, to assess the programme’s effectiveness, and to examine the potential to sustain and replicate the model more widely.

For further information on the project contact Marion Lacey at marion@socialvaluelab.org.uk.

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