Working With Cancer: The Past, Present and Hopes for the Future
Working With Cancer’s Founder, Barbara Wilson, has written a blog about what we do and our thoughts about improving support for all those affected by cancer in the workplace.
‘I set up WWC in 2013/2014 after leaving corporate life in 2012 where I had pursued a successful career as an HR Director in the City. In 2005 I had been diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer and in 2006 after my active treatment was finished, had set up a small campaigning group called Working With Cancer whose aim was to provide better information to HR professionals, cancer survivors, line managers and carers about how to manage work during and after active treatment. The idea came to me not because I was badly treated but because it was obvious to me then that there was an enormous gap in the UK’s information and support services for people like me who had survived cancer and wanted to continue working …..’