Monday 21st December 2015
Mac Voice, the magazine for Macmillan professionals: Winter 2015
Macmillan has resources to help you have supportive conversations about work
There is strong evidence that work can have a positive impact on health and recovery for people with cancer. More than 750,000 people of working age are living with cancer in the UK, who may face difficult decisions about work.
Having discussions about work early can be vital in preventing problems. Not everyone knows, for example, that if you have cancer you are protected by law from unfair treatment. Employers also have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to help you stay in or return to work. Peter, pictured right, agreed a flexible working arrangement with his employer after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Order our free Work Support Route Guide to help you guide people who are in employment, on long-term sick leave, self-employed or out of work and want to discuss work options.
It suggests relevant questions for you to ask, recommends responses and lists further sources of support.
To see our range of information for health and social care professionals, people affected by cancer and employers, visit Work and cancer