Helm Godfrey undertakes research into impact of cancer in the workplace

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The company, which specialises in designing innovative and bespoke employee benefits programmes, says the survey will provide a snapshot into how an employee who develops cancer is managed by their employer and the challenges it brings.

The study is being carried out in partnership with workplace cancer screening pioneer Screen4Life and is also seeking information about the rates and types of cancers among workers.

According to Macmillan Cancer Support, 100,000 people of working age in the UK are diagnosed with cancer each year. Helm Godfrey hopes its findings could help overcome some of the issues cancer brings for sufferers and their employers.

John Deacon, Director and Head of Helm Godfrey’s employee benefits division, says:

“Our research should shine some light on what happens when an employee develops cancer, how it affects the sufferer, their colleagues and employers. We also want to find out whether services such as workplace cancer screening are common and if employers have processes and support in place if a member of staff contracts cancer.”

More than one in three people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime and, while cancer is most common in older people, around one in ten cases occurs in people aged 25 to 49, data from Cancer Research UK shows.

Helm Godfrey is encouraging businesses and employers of all sizes and from all sectors to participate in the survey, which can be found at Form Assembly.

Deacon adds:

“The more employers that take part, the more meaningful the findings will be. We hope our research may lead to the development of better solutions for helping employees and employers affected by cancer.”


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About Helm Godfrey

Helm Godfrey is one of the UK’s largest independently owned employee benefits and wealth management consultancies and one of the very few also able to offer advisory services to both employers and their employees.

The company first established its reputation as an independent financial adviser business. It has won major awards for the quality of its service and is one of the UK’s top 100 IFA firms.

The acquisition of the employee benefits business of Truestone Asset Management in June 2011 extended its expertise and reach within the employee benefits space. Its acclaimed iChoose platform enables it to deliver sophisticated employee benefits solutions to companies, helping improve employee communications and understanding. iChoose has also enabled employers to offer new and innovative benefits to staff, supporting client retention.

Helm Godfrey’s head office is in the heart of the City of London at the centre of the UK’s financial hub. The firm has offices throughout the country.

Helm Godfrey is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

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