Changing the conversation about work and cancer

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Returning to work: Government and legal guidelines

2nd June 2020

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As the Government lifts lockdown measures and more employees are set to return to their places of work, people have numerous questions and anxieties. What are the ramifications of returning to work for employees? What are an employer’s responsibilities in ensuring it is safe for their employees to return to work? To get answers to… [Read More]


Going back to work as lockdown relaxes

7th May 2020

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Employers need to safeguard the health and minimise the risk of infection for all their employees but this is particularly important for those with cancer and their carers, who will be deeply concerned about infecting their vulnerable loved ones. Those with cancer and their carers will typically be nervous about…… To read more click here


One Employer’s approach to lockdown

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During the lockdown a number of our clients have done an amazing job in introducing a range of initiatives to support their employees during the lockdown. One of our clients – James Hay – has put in place a number a wide variety of activities which can be done remotely during the lockdown.  Some examples… [Read More]


TBCT statement

1st May 2020

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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]


How HR can support an organisation when it’s leader is absent.

17th April 2020

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‘Following news that prime minister Boris Johnson was rushed into intensive care last week, this article looks at how organisations cope when their leader is absent. Barbara Wilson, WWC’s Founder, contributed to this piece describing how she managed her absence during her cancer treatment.’ A key place to start, according to research fellow at the… [Read More]


Lockdown for some – life on hold for others

14th April 2020

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WWC’s Ambassador, Stephen Bevan, has written a blog about his experience of coping with cancer during the current lockdown situation.  ‘Just a year ago I was only part way through my treatment for oesophageal cancer. I’d had chemotherapy followed by major surgery and still more chemotherapy and some radiotherapy were to follow. I’d put life… [Read More]


NEW: 4th February 2020 – Open Workshop For Employers: How to fully support employees affected by cancer at work

4th February 2020

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Changing the conversation about work and cancer Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer so it’s highly likely that an employee in your organisation will be affected in the near future. It’s easy to think “I’ll wait until it happens” but if it did happen tomorrow how prepared would you feel? Following the success… [Read More]


Can Returning to Work Have Therapeutic Benefits for Cancer Survivors? 

6th January 2020

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WWC’s Ambassador, Stephen Bevan, has written a blog about the therapeutic benefits of returning to work and the role of healthcare professionals. ‘A year ago, getting back to work was the last thing on my mind. I had just finished the first of two rounds of chemotherapy for oesophageal cancer and had spent New Year’s… [Read More]


Working With Cancer: The Past, Present and Hopes for the Future

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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.… [Read More]


Working with cancer and starting a business

19th November 2019

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Guest writer, Adele King (www.transcendence-coaching.com) is an accredited Coach, NLP practitioner, Change Consultant and Speaker.  She has written a blog for us about her experiences of living with cancer and her return to work: ‘I first contemplated writing this article back in spring of this year. My mind brimming with thoughts and ideas, I couldn’t… [Read More]


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