Working while caring for someone with cancer
This information is for anyone who is working, either full or part-time, while caring for someone with cancer.
You may not think of yourself as a carer. But a carer is anyone who provides unpaid support to a partner, family member or friend who could not manage without this support.
This information aims to help you cope with any work issues you may face because of the impact of your caring role on your working life.
In this section, you’ll find information about employment rights and how to get support at work, suggestions about flexible working, tips on talking about cancer with your employer and colleagues, and advice if you’re self-employed.
Any information about benefits applies from April 2013-April 2014.
You may also find it helpful to read some of the information we have for carers:
You can order printed information by calling us on 0808 808 00 00 or by visiting be.macmillan.org.uk