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Press Releases

Cancer Patients Returning to Work Face a Mental Health Crisis

Posted: 4th February 2022

New research published today reveals that the majority of working-age cancer patients say that the mental health impact of their treatment is greater than the physical impact. Most feel guilty about taking time off for vital treatment and worry that they are a burden to their colleagues. And while there is a large fall in full-time working for those returning to work, the majority remain the main income-earner in their household. Click the title to read the full Press Release

New report published – ‘Health, Work and Covid-19’ from the Centre for Ageing Better

Posted: 28th June 2021

New research by the Centre for Ageing Better and the Institute for Employment Studies has highlighted the challenges faced by employees with long-term health conditions, warning that more support is needed to help people manage their conditions in the workplace if the state pension is to rise further. With one in three workers now over… [Read More]

TBCT statement

Posted: 1st May 2020

In the light of current coronavirus pandemic, the Transforming Breast Cancer Together initiative of which WWC is a founding member decided to issue a joint statement outlining the challenges that breast cancer patients are encountering during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement emphasises the importance of ensuring that all those affected by breast cancer can access… [Read More]

IES’ Stephen Bevan joins Working With Cancer as an Ambassador

Posted: 17th September 2019

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Bevan is joining Working With Cancer as an Ambassador, to raise awareness of working during and after cancer. Stephen is Head of HR R&D at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). Previously was Director of Research at The Work Foundation, Lancaster University. His expertise lies in both his… [Read More]

Liz O’Riordan joins Working With Cancer to promote benefits of work during cancer treatment

Posted: 20th March 2019

 We are delighted to announce that Liz O’Riordan is joining Working With Cancer as an Ambassador. Liz will be promoting Working With Cancer at events and online, as part of their work in helping cancer patients and their carers manage work and treatment on a practical and emotional level. Liz was a 40-year-old consultant breast… [Read More]