Here you can download the pdf slides from the two research presentations delivered as part of our webinar on Dying well: work and terminal illness (Thursday 12th January 2.00-3.30pm).
The virtual event discussed findings from our project on working with terminal illness, in partnership with Marie Curie.
Aradhna Kaushal, of Kohlrabi Consulting, presented on the scoping review of literature, which has identified four areas where we need to build the evidence of ‘what works’ for employers, individuals, and policy makers when people in work receive terminal diagnoses:
1. Social, welfare and legal needs
2. Financial needs
3. Mental wellbeing needs
4. Factors affecting decisions to work
Our Head of Implementation Joanne Smithson presented insights from our survey of 1,000 HR decision makers, revealing an ‘employer’ lottery’ in which the support people receive, whether it be on flexible working, sickness absence, changes to duties, insurances, or direct financial support varies significantly.