Balancing work and caring can be demanding. If you're finding it difficult to juggle work and support your loved one, you're not alone.

Cancer and carers

Balancing work and caring can be demanding. If you're finding it difficult to juggle work and support your loved one, you're not alone. You have rights at work and there are laws in place to support you.

How to talk to an advisor

Our Work Support Service helps people with cancer and their carers understand their rights at work after a cancer diagnosis. It offers guidance on how to talk to employers, negotiate adjustments at work, sick pay and taking time off. It can also refer people who need it to one-off legal advice.

You can contact the Work Support Service using the Macmillan Support Line for free on 0808 808 00 00.
Our work advisers are available Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Further information

There are a range of issues that we know affect people caring for someone with cancer who are working:

We also have more information on: