Changing the conversation about work and cancer


The End of Furlough, Redundancy, and Its Implications For Cancer Survivors

Posted: 11th October 2021

In this article, WWC Associate Génevie Kuiper-Isaacson, provides some useful information for cancer survivors on what may happen now the furlough scheme has ended. ‘At the end of September 2021, the Furlough scheme came to an end at which point there were 1.8 million people still claiming furlough, equating to 1 in 20 people who… [Read More]

Working with Advanced or Metastatic Cancer

Posted: 30th March 2021

This year Working With Cancer is working to raise awareness of this issue and have invited those with advanced or metastatic cancer, and who are still working, to contribute their stories and photos. Here is one story by Neil Walker, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer at the age of 49. It was… [Read More]

Dealing with ‘Chemo Brain’ at work

Posted: 30th March 2021

In this article, our Associate Isabel van der Ven explains what ‘chemo brain’ is, its impact, how it affected her and most importantly, what you can do to overcome the challenges and frustrations it can cause. Read more here

Living and Working with secondary cancer; my story by Maggie Stephens

Posted: 30th March 2021

Maggie Stephens, business copywriter, editor and presenter, talks about dealing with her secondary breast cancer diagnosis during lockdown last year.  “There’s no good time to be told that you have secondary breast cancer, but just before Christmas in the midst of a Covid-19 lockdown definitely wouldn’t have been my first choice …  “ Read more… [Read More]

Work and Cancer – the challenges of returning to work during a pandemic

Posted: 23rd February 2021

WWC Associate, Louise Barrett, writes about the challenges of returning to work following cancer treatment – and during a pandemic. Returning to work following cancer treatment is never easy at the best of times. It is often described as feeling like you are jumping on a fast-moving train, bringing with it feelings of anxiety and… [Read More]

Cancer survivorship in Covid-19: A blind-spot for employers?

Posted: 10th February 2021

‘Working age cancer survivors seem to be slipping down the priority list for employers, with many finding it harder to get support to remain in or return to work (RTW) and others feeling that working from home is making them less visible to their bosses, and access to support, workplace adjustments and vocational rehabilitation more… [Read More]

UK Furlough January 2021: what you need to know.

Posted: 14th January 2021

As we navigate another lockdown that may last until 31 March 2021, WWC’s Associate, Génevie Kuiper-Isaacson, provides some essential guidance on the amended furlough rules. The full article can be found here

What we are learning about work and cancer during Covid 19

Posted: 29th September 2020

WWC’s founder, Barbara Wilson, writes about the impact of Covid on the people we are coaching to try and draw some initial conclusions.   Read the full article here

Cancer and lockdown: How it’s affecting us all

Posted: 5th June 2020

It’s been a surreal 10 weeks since lockdown began which has posed enormous challenges for everyone, including WWC.   Our coachees have been affected in many different ways but we have learned a lot in supporting them and we wanted to share some of this with you. There is something for everyone here: for employees with… [Read More]

Top tips for working at home with children

Posted: 4th June 2020

In yesterday’s post, we provided top tips for working from home.  However, it becomes more challenging if you’re trying to combine working from home and looking after children.    To find some guidance on establishing a routine and organising your day, please click here

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