Business & Entrepreneurs

Help for people Working with Cancer

By Sarah Edwards at

A free course to help employers understand more about how to work with members of staff who have been affected by cancer, will be held at The Hummingbird Centre in May.
The session by the Working with Cancer organisation will provide participants with a better understanding of what cancer is, how it is typically diagnosed and treated, and the challenges faced by cancer survivors in managing work and cancer.

There will also be discussions about the legal framework and an employer’s responsibilities, workplace adjustments, why things can go wrong between employers and those affected by cancer, talking about cancer at work – what to say, when, how and to whom, dealing with recurrence, terminal cases and bereavement, and resources that are available to employers. The session will be interactive, drawing on case studies and participant’s experience.
Mechelle Harris, Founder of The Hummingbird Centre said: “This is a vital, free course for employers and at the end of the session we would be looking to encourage participants to develop an action plan to take back to the workplace.”
If you are interested in booking a place please contact mechelle@thehummingbirdcentre.org.uk or telephone 01869 244244 to reserve a place.
The course will take place on Monday May 22 from 11am to 1.30pm at The Hummingbird Centre in Launton.