Cancer is a Business Issue!

Cancer can affect your business more than you’d expect. We have a series of free business seminars across Ayrshire, for employers or managers to find out how to ensure you meet your legal obligations and have a positive impact on the person affected by cancer and on the business.

Fact: 750,000 people currently living with cancer in the UK are of working age
Fact: The annual cost to businesses and the economy of people affected by cancer dropping out of the labour market is a minimum of £5.3 billion
Fact: Many businesses are not fully aware of their legal obligations under the Equality Act

What are the benefits of this seminar?

Balancing the needs of the individual and the business can be tough. However, there can be significant benefits for businesses that support employees affected by cancer returning to work or staying in work during some stage in their cancer journey. Businesses cite higher retention rates and stronger staff morale when they take positive and supportive action. Savings can be measured by calculating the costs of recruitment, training & retraining and lost productivity against the retention of highly skilled and loyal employees.

Making it happen

The Transforming Care After Treatment or TCAT employability project has been launched by North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, working with partners in the private, public and third sectors to support individuals and businesses across Ayrshire.

Find out how you can take positive action to support your employees with cancer and have real business impact.

90 minute seminar

The latest schedule of seminars is available here:

East Ayrshire

Thursday 18 May 2017 Park Hotel, Kilmarnock – 12-1.30pm

North Ayrshire

Tuesday 13 June 2017 Waterside Hotel, West Kilbride – 12-1.30pm

South Ayrshire

Thursday 1 June 2017 Mercure Hotel, Ayr – 12-1.30pm

A buffet lunch will be provided at each session.

How to book your place

Book your place now by contacting:
John Godwin
TCAT Employability Project
Email: JohnGodwin@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01294 317780

Work and Cancer from Macmillan