Work and cancer

If you are working while looking after someone with cancer

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. We can guide you through.

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    Being a carer

    As more and more people are living with cancer, a greater number of people are taking on caring responsibilities.

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    Talking about your caring responsibilities at work

    You don’t have to tell your employer about your caring responsibilities, but if you do, it can help them support you.

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    Making decisions about work

    If you’re a carer you may want to stop working temporarily or completely. It’s important to consider the implications of your decision.

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    Working and caring for someone with advanced cancer

    The needs of the person you care for may change. This can have an effect on your decisions about work.

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    Working when you are no longer a carer

    There are a number of different reasons why you may no longer be caring for someone with cancer.

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    Your rights at work

    It's important to be aware of your legal rights as a carer. Your human resources department may be able to help you.

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    Working if you are a young carer

    If you are a young person looking after someone with cancer, your work life may be affected.