At Centrica, we’re passionate about supporting carers in our workplace. We’ve worked with Carers UK for the past 15 years to develop a paid carers’ leave policy and a carers’ employee network offering vital peer support to our colleagues – but we want to do more.

Last year, we announced a three-year strategic partnership with Carers UK that aims to bring about a step change in the way that society recognises, values and supports the UK’s 6.5 million carers.  Together, we want to put the spotlight on working carers, raise awareness of the challenges of juggling work and care, share what we’ve learnt, and promote the benefits of supporting carers in the workplace.

Centrica and Carers UK, in association with Business in the Community (BITC), are on a mission to encourage and help the business community increase support for working carers. We want to bring together employers who are already doing great things in this space, alongside others that want to do more, so that together we can explore solutions, share learnings and create a better environment for working carers everywhere.

Find out more in our employer resource guide here.

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  • In partnership with Carers UK

    In partnership with Carers UK

    Carers UK is committed to making life better for the 6.5 million carers in the UK. It has been campaigning for carers’ rights for the past 50 years, and provides crucial connections and support for carers – a vital part of which is the support carers receive at work.

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  • Supporting carers at work

    Supporting carers at work

    Many organisations have taken important steps towards supporting working carers through carer-friendly policies like carers’ leave or flexible working policies – but there’s still more that we as employers can do. Download our brochure to find out more.



  • In association with BiTC

    In association with BiTC

    BITC is committed to helping employers understand the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population – something they believe is vital to create productive, innovative and inclusive multi-generational teams, as we all lead longer working lives.

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