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Cancer isn't fair, but your boss has to be

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

    Sick Leave: Get it right, get advice!

    Hello Community, It’s Polly and Emma here. Welcome back to our Work Support blog . Today we thought we’d do something different and share the experience of two people we’ve spoken to on the Macmillan Support Line. We’ve changed the names of our customers to keep their identities confidential, however we hope you’ll be able to compare their experiences...
  • Cancer isn't fair, but your boss has to be

    Carers Rights Day

    Today's Carers Rights Day ; a day that aims to make carers aware of their rights, and to help them find out how they can access the support they’re entitled to. Whilst being a carer can affect you physically and emotionally, it can also have a big impact financially - for example you might struggle to balance your work life with caring for a loved one...
  • Cancer isn't fair, but your boss has to be

    Guest blog: Gentian's story

    Gentian was diagnosed with rectal cancer in October 2017. Her employer was very understanding and supportive, but they hadn’t had an employee with cancer before so didn’t know how to support her. Gentian called Macmillan’s Work Support Service to find out about her rights at work and how her employer could support her to return to work when she felt...
  • Cancer isn't fair, but your boss has to be

    Taking time off work

    Hello! Welcome to the second instalment of Emma and Polly’s blog, ‘Cancer’s not fair but your boss has to be’ . We wanted to say thank you for all of your comments on our first post, it’s great to see that you’re finding our blog helpful. We thought we’d cover a few topics and issues that were most commonly talked about in the comments from our first...
  • Cancer isn't fair, but your boss has to be

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Work Support

    (Emma left, Polly right) About Polly : Hello! I am Polly and I work on the Macmillan Support line as a Work Support Adviser. I have been in this role for over two years. Before I came to Macmillan I worked for Welfare Rights organisations and Citizen’s Advice, I have been working in the advice sector for 18 years. How do you like to relax? I love...