For generations, families in the UK have trusted British Gas to look after their homes. Now, we want to help the 6.5 million unpaid carers living in homes across Britain. 1.2 million people don't recognise themselves as carers, yet go above and beyond to look after others. They are sons, daughters, parents, friends, who may feel isolated, alone, or are simply getting on with looking after their loved one.
It's important to us because 'caring' impacts many of our employees and 1 in 8 of our customers. That's why British Gas, part of Centrica, have also embarked on a three-year partnership with Carers UK to support those who support others. We've got a thriving carers network for our people and offer flexible working and paid leave for colleagues who are carers at home. We want to help them look after themselves as well as their families and friends. Together we'll create a world where every carer feels recognised, valued and supported.
That's why we're supporting Carers Week. We want every carer to get the help and support that they deserve.