Integrated KNOWledge & coaching service to support people with cancer in How to remain in Or return to Work. | 2 Mers Seas Zeeën

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Integrated KNOWledge & coaching service to support people with cancer in How to remain in Or return to Work.

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

Artevelde University College

Lead partner

address

Frankrijk

Project budget

4 130 613

ERDF amount

2 438 412

ERDF rate

59%

Begindatum

01/02/2019

Einddatum

30/09/2022

Common challenge

Improvements in detection and treatment are resulting in increasing numbers of cancer survivors, as survival rates have risen to 70% (1) while mortality rates are dropping (2). As 50% of people diagnosed with cancer are of working age (3), the link between cancer and employment should receive more attention (4). Employment is crucial for people with cancer to fully reintegrate with society, as it provides income, social contact, structure and strengthens feelings of control (5). Research shows that only 62% of people with cancer re-enter the workplace within two years after the diagnosis (1). Cancer patients are 1.4 times more likely to be unemployed than healthy people (6). Currently there is a lack of support for employers and employees are often unable to navigate services that enable them to remain or return to work. I-KNOWHOW will address this by creating new user led services for employers, employees, (para)medical professionals and job coaches.