Welfare and Benefits for people affected by cancer and long-term conditions

Enhancing the quality of life for people affected by cancer and long term conditions is a social priority across the UK. Welfare and benefits advice provision is a complex area for those concerned with ensuring effective support for those with cancer or long term conditions.

In partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support

This collaboration between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport offers unique development opportunities for welfare social care and allied healthcare professionals, professionals working charitable organisations and others in the voluntary sector who work with people affected by cancer and/or long term conditions and who are committed to improving the life experience of service users and carers.

Programme description

Over the course of the modules, the online distance-learning programme aims to deliver a comprehensive understanding of:

  • development of the welfare system;
  • patient and carer experiences;
  • policies of patient involvement and engagement;
  • issues relation to social justice, poverty and health inequalities;
  • the law relating to employment and disability;
  • welfare reform and social security benefits;
  • the experiences of children, young people and older people living with cancer and long-term conditions.

This programme enhances professional practice and complements National Standards for Information and Advice providers. Students are introduced to the most up to date ideas and debates in these fields and are offered the opportunity to learn from leading professionals and academics.

Further information about the modules can be found below.