Work Support Service

The Work Support Service offers advice to people who are employed or self-employed and are affected by cancer.

About the Work Support Service

The work support team can help you to understand your rights at work.

They can also offer guidance on how to talk to your employer and negotiate adjustments at work.

If you need one-off legal advice they can refer you as well as provide information on sick pay and taking time off.

Who is the work support service for?

The Work Support Service is available to anyone affected by cancer who is employed or self-employed.

We also have advice, resources and a workplace offer for organisations who want to better understand and help people affected by cancer. 

How to talk to an adviser

Our confidential support service is available to anyone who calls the Macmillan Support Line. The members of Work Support Service work Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm.

You can call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00.

Opening times

  • Emotional and practical information
  • Clinical information
  • Financial guidance
  • Welfare rights
  • Energy advice
  • Work support team

Other ways to get in touch

Please note that conversations with our Support Line advisers are confidential, but may be recorded for quality and training purposes.

Outside the UK

If you're calling from outside of the UK you can contact us on +44 207 091 2230. We are unable to advise on healthcare systems overseas.

Deaf or hard of hearing

Are you deaf or hard of hearing? To make a text relay call, dial 18001 followed by 0808 808 00 00, or download the Relay UK app (Google Play/App Store).

Interpreter service

If you prefer to speak to us in another language, interpreters are available. Just state, in English, the language you want to use when you call.

Keeping people safe

It is important that the people who speak to us, and our colleagues on the Macmillan Support Line, feel safe. We have information about unacceptable behaviour when using the Macmillan Support Line.

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