Work and cancer

If you're a carer

If you're looking after someone with cancer it can have a big impact on your life. Understand your rights and the support that is there for you.

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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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    Being there during diagnosis and treatment

    When the person you care for is having tests or being treated for cancer, you may face a range of practical and emotional issues

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    Making decisions about care

    If you’re a carer, you may sometimes find it difficult to know how much support you should and can provide.

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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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    Caring when the illness gets worse

    If cancer gets worse, you may no longer be able to care for your loved one at home. Support is available to help 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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    Support for you

    Caring for someone with cancer can be challenging and tiring. Help is available to support carers and enable them to look after their loved one.

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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.