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It's estimated that one in three people currently living with cancer are of working age. For many people, work doesn't just provide a necessary income; it's also part of their identity and an important aspect of 'normal' life. And as an employer, your legal responsibilities go hand in hand with retention of talent and experience.
Our new WHYinwork package can help you to support staff affected by cancer and life threatening conditions with expert advice, training and services.
Our WHYinwork services have been created in response to feedback from the people we support, who all too often have experienced work-related disadvantage and additional stress as a result of having cancer, or caring for a loved one. This is despite robust, permanent protection from discrimination via the Equality Act 2010. We know that the vast majority of employers do their best to support staff and show compassion and flexibility. This isn't just 'the right thing to do' - it ensures people's talent and experience is retained and is a vital ingredient for a positive, high-functioning workplace. WHYinwork will help you to meet your obligations and support your staff.
With 85% of people with cancer who were employed when diagnosed saying it was important for them to continue work after diagnosis, it is evident that employers have a significant role in providing support.
Reasonable adjustments to work will be necessary for those coping with cancer. We know from our counselling clients that work can provide much-needed consistency and a sense of normality, as well as financial stability.
WHY in Work offers a range of services including training workshops, wellbeing days, bespoke counselling services and consultancy to support employers. Sign up today to book your FREE place https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/WHYinWorkLaunch and we look forward to seeing you on the14th June to find out more about the services we can offer.