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  • Blog Post: Cancer isn't fair, but your boss has to be

    Each year almost 120,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. In 2012 I was one of those 120,000. I’d been in a new job for six months when I was diagnosed with cancer. On top of coming to terms with the diagnosis, learning about treatment options and side effects, and...
  • Blog Post: Bringing the voice of carers to decision makers during Carers Week

    Last week saw Macmillan and other charities come together to celebrate and raise awareness of the amazing work people providing care and support to friends and family with cancer do. It was a week packed full of events and meetings with some haranguing of politicians thrown into the mix. We began...
  • Blog Post: Carers Week: Hiloa's trip to Parliament

    This week is Carers Week. Yesterday afternoon I accompanied a very lovely and very impressive young woman, Lucy, from the Macmillan Public Affairs team to the House of Commons to talk to MPs about Carers and why it is so important to identify "hidden carers". I...
  • Blog Post: Are you under 18 and caring for someone with cancer?

    This year’s Carers Week sees the first ever Young Carers Awareness Day – today! There are hundreds of thousands of young people in the UK right now who, at the same time as growing up, taking exams and thinking about their future, are also caring for an adult who’s ill or disabled....
  • Blog Post: Looking after someone with cancer? Would you call yourself a carer?

    Carers Week kicks off today with thousands of events taking place across the UK to celebrate carers. But we know there are many people who look after someone with cancer who wouldn’t call themselves carers. If you look after someone with cancer, you might not think of yourself as a carer. You...
  • Blog Post: Working while caring for someone with cancer: the issues carers face and how employers can help

    How often have we in HR stated in our visions, missions, strategies and policies that ‘our people are our greatest asset’ and /or that we aim to be an ‘employer of choice’? But what does this mean in practice – when our employees have to cope with life’s misfortunes...
  • Blog Post: Macmillan launches General Election campaign at Parliamentary question time

    Macmillan’s Parliamentary question time at Westminster is always a hot ticket. And this year, with local elections approaching and General Election 2015 barely 12 months away, there was plenty to debate and discuss. So it was appropriate that this year’s Macmillan Parliamentary question...
  • Blog Post: The Beginning!

    Welcome to My Journey of horror. This blog is about my journey in coping with a dying parent. I am completely new to this and have no idea what this blog will turn out to be. But I am sharing this journey for 2 main reasons. I would love to gain support fro people who are gong through what I am and can...
  • Blog Post: Dying matters

    In this blog, we’re talking about a sensitive topic – dying. It’s something that most people, myself included, are not 100% comfortable talking about. You might even say that our society still treats it as taboo. We buy products that defy ageing, and wish to appear strong in the face...
  • Blog Post: Take your chance to put a question about cancer to an MP

    On 7 May 2014, Macmillan will be holding its third Parliamentary Question Time at the House of Commons in London. Macmillan Question Time brings together a panel of MPs, peers and health experts to answer our questions about cancer care and services. Last year’s panel included Shadow Health...
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