What we do

We are ProAbility, and we provide crucial workplace support to people managing long-term health conditions.

We understand that being in employment is about more than just earning. Working towards something gives our lives structure and meaning. It gives us self-worth, confidence, and an opportunity to be an integral part of a working community.

When you’re coping with a health condition, these become all the more important. Although there is plenty of information available to people in this situation, many people find it difficult to relate to. We provide personalised support to employees, understanding that everybody’s situation is unique.

Important as it is to work with individuals, we also understand that employers value their workforce and often require specialist employee support with conditions such as cancer. ProAbility works with employers to retain their staff with long term health conditions through specialised training, consultancy and ongoing support.

Our work prevents people from becoming isolated from their workplace, and allows employers to hold on to their valuable people. We tailor our approach to each and every person we work with. We create effective coping strategies and mutual understanding between employers and employees, and create the conditions for a fair, positive and caring workplace.

How we can help employees:

As a social enterprise, our social mission is to give individuals free base-level support wherever possible. If you are suffering from a long-term health condition and struggling to hold on to your job or reintegrate back into your workplace, you can ask us for support.

We can help you and your employer communicate openly and earnestly to come to an agreement that works for both of you, and identify reasonable adjustments to be made in the workplace to make your job manageable again.

How we can help employers:

As an employer, you’re likely to face managing employees affected by cancer and other long-term health conditions in the workplace. You can make a significant difference to your employee’s life by providing the right support at the right time.

Through advice, specialist training, consultancy and ongoing support we enable employers to provide the right support at the right time for their people.