Glasgow Central CAB and the Mitchell Library have won the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award for excellence and innovation.
Glasgow Libraries have received the prestigious CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award for Excellence and Innovation in UK Libraries for their partnership with Glasgow Central Citizens Advice Bureau in the City's Mitchell Library. The award was announced on 11th October during Libraries Week, a celebration of the nation's much-loved libraries. The winners will receive a £4000 prize from CILIP (the library and information association for the UK.) The project involves bringing together the library team and CAB staff and volunteers to focus on "inreach" to library customers in need of advice and information on a wide range of issues.
These have included financial and debt issues, employment problems and legal difficulties.
Staff in the library say that working with the CAB has created new opportunities to give support and advice to people who come in, especially those experiencing homelessness.
The partnership was shortlisted along with projects in Kirklees and Newcastle. Congratulations to Glasgow Central CAB and Glasgow Libraries on this great achievement, and on a project making a real difference in the lives of so many people in Glasgow.