Unable to visit your local library?
If you can’t visit your local library because of mobility issues, ill-health or frailty we have a Home Delivery Service which could be just what you need. The Home Delivery Service uses a small van to deliver pre-selected books to customers in their own homes.
All Community Hubs/Libraries in Monmouthshire have a range of information on health issues.
For people living with memory loss each library has a collection of books called The Memory Collection. The Memory Collection is made up of illustrated books specially designed for people with memory loss, their relatives and carers to share together.
The collection is designed for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, but can also be enjoyed by everyone.
The books contain vibrant pictures and simple text on a range of familiar topics including pets, holidays, and the garden.
The majority of books in the Memory Collection at present are produced by Pictures to Share, a social enterprise set up to develop books for people with dementia. Visit www.picturestoshare.co.uk to find out more. Pictures to Share have produced a leaflet to explain how to get the most from their books. Please ask for a copy at the library desk if not available on display.
Living with cancer?
Each Community Hub/Library has a Macmillan wellbeing information area with a range of material on cancer and other health related issues for:
People living with and beyond cancer.
Families, friends and carers of people living with and after cancer.
Health and social care professionals.
For anyone worried about long term conditions associated with cancer.
For those people who are worried about their wellbeing.
Cancer information is also available from the Macmillan website.