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Macmillan Cancer and Work training

Date: 6 Feb 2018

On February 6th the Macmillan Cancer and Work training took place at the Pool Innovation Centre, Redruth.  The Training was delivered by an excellent volunteer ‘Graham Burt’  who himself is living with Cancer.  The feedback received was hugely appreciative as the sessions provided excellent information and a superb toolkit, demonstrating just how much more is provided by this outstanding organisation serving our County’s Community; ‘ Macmillan Cancer Support’  If you would like to organise your own company ‘Macmillan Cancer and Work’ sessions please contact: Katy Swetman on workandcancer@macmillan.org.uk.

The slides can be downloaded here.  Additionally; here is a hyper link for the video as well which as you may well remember added real dimension to the day’s proceedings.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG7SuUdG5bI

Costs of Ill Health

In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion.  (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008). 

The facts

Musculoskeletal conditions generally rise with age. The age group 50-64 are most affected by sickness absence not to mention the UK 50+ population is expected to increase by 32% between 2008 and 2030.

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