Specialist cancer organisation, Working With Cancer, has been added to RedArc’s panel of additional services expanding the range of additional support that the RedArc nurse can offer, particularly with issues relating to the workplace.
About Working With Cancer
Working With Cancer is a social enterprise aimed at providing coaching and training services to employees to help them address the physical and psychological impact of cancer and how that may impact them in the workplace. The coaching typically covers handling difficult conversations with employers, dealing with changes at work, making ‘reasonable adjustments’, as well managing side effects whilst working. The organisation was founded by HR professional, Barbara Wilson, who herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and therefore has the benefit of understanding both the employee’s and employer’s perspective.
Christine Husbands, managing director for RedArc said: “From earlier detection to working later in life, the number of people of working age in the UK who have cancer is set to climb and therefore we want to ensure that we offer the best help to enable individuals to manage cancer and work.
“Providing long-term expert medical and emotional support from our core team of nurses will always be at the heart of what we do. However, over the course of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond, it’s important that we have specialist partners to whom we can refer an individual for additional support. Those looking to manage cancer and work have quite specific needs, and Working with Cancer is a great addition to our specialist partners with their expertise in this area.”
Barbara Wilson, Founder and Director of Working with Cancer said: “Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer so we can expect the incidence of cancer in the workplace to increase. It’s essential that employees and managers are knowledgeable, equipped, and ready to respond, as being able to work is something that most cancer survivors want to do for many reasons, not least because it provides financial independence, but mainly because it provides a sense of normality. We’re very pleased to work with RedArc to extend our support even wider.”