Working after cancer
As many as 63,000 people living with cancer today want to work, but are encountering barriers that prevent them because the right support isn’t in place for them or their employers (Oxford Economic research carried out on behalf of Maggie's and Unum). If the right support was in place, by 2030, an additional 136,000 people with cancer who want to work could. This would contribute an additional £3.5bn to the UK economy.
That's why we're pleased to be partnering with Maggie's - a charity that offers free emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends – to help put this support in place. To help employees get back to work when they are ready and talk to their employers, we've developed these handy guides to help.
If you have a question about returning to work after cancer or another long term illness, Joy Reymond, Head of Rehabilitation Services for Unum and Lesley Howells, Centre Head and Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Maggie's are on hand to offer their advice.
For more information about working after cancer visit www.unum.co.uk/workingaftercancer.
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