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Supporting our carers through a staff-run network

09 June 2022

Carers Week in the UK (6 – 12 June, 2022) is an annual event to help raise awareness of caring, particularly highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families and their communities. In Britain, there are an estimated 6.5 million carers, who provide care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, addiction or who needs extra help as they grow older. 

The week provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge the support provided by many people working for Urenco who have caring responsibilities and provide care for people on a day-to-day basis in addition to doing their jobs and caring for colleagues whilst at work.

This year, we have set up a Carers Network for our colleagues, which aims to complement the existing support that’s in place across the organisation. An informal network for all carers, it provides a safe place to talk and share experiences, resources and knowledge. The power of being listened to cannot be underestimated, especially when facing challenges as a carer. 

Joerg Harren, Managing Director of Urenco Deutschland, said: “Carers are often the unsung heroes within our communities, who’s working lives can be extremely challenging due to the additional responsibilities they take on outside of their careers. We recognise the importance of supporting the supporters and hope that the Carers Network will provide an additional layer of assistance to the programmes that already exist at Urenco." 

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About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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