Support for employers

Welcome to our cancer support page for employers. We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be a challenging time for both the individual and their loved ones. As an employer, it's important to support your employees through this difficult time and provide them with the necessary resources to cope with the challenges they may face.

By accessing these resources, employers can provide valuable support to their employees who are affected by cancer. It's important to remember that every individual's experience with cancer is unique, so it's important to be flexible and responsive to their individual needs.

At this challenging time, it's important to be understanding and compassionate towards your employees. By providing the right support and signposting to the relevant charities and support services, you can help your employees to feel valued and supported through their cancer journey.

Support for employers

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Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan - Employers and Cancer


Macmillan at Work provides information, training and resources for employers to help them support staff affected by cancer.

Working with Cancer

community interest company

Coaching, advice and support for those affected by cancer, including partners. Employers can receive training, consultancy, and support for cancer survivors and working carers. Health professionals can access training workshops.

Beatson Cancer Charity - Health and Work Service


The Specialist Health and Work team is experienced in health and work issues, particularly for those who have been affected by cancer. The service supports those who are remaining in work, returning to work or looking for a new job. We also provide a range of psychological support services.

Civil Service Working Through Cancer Network


The Working Through Cancer (WTC) network is a support group for all Civil Service staff who have been affected by cancer, whether through a personal diagnosis or supporting someone with cancer (as a carer or line manager).

Marie Curie - Bereavement Tips for Employers


Marie Curie offers end-of-life care and support in the UK. They offer guidance on supporting grieving employees at work, creating bereavement policies, and fostering a compassionate culture. Line managers can find assistance when a staff member passes away.