Welcome to Homebase, part of Home Retail Group. Home Retail Group was demerged from its parent company, GUS plc, on Tuesday 10 October 2006. More information on Home Retail Group can be found on its corporate website, www.homeretailgroup.com , including sections on investor relations, media centre, corporate responsibility and careers. Here you can read a brief introduction to Homebase, understand our corporate responsibility policies and learn a little about our charitable partner.
Homebase is a leading home enhancement retailer selling over 38,000 products for the home and garden. It has more than 340 large, out-of-town stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland serving around 64 million customers a year, and a growing internet offering at www.homebase.co.uk. In the financial year to February 2012, Homebase sales were £1.5 billion and it employed some 19,000 people across the business.
Homebase is part of Home Retail Group, the UKís leading home and general merchandise retailer.
As Homebase is part of Home Retail Group plc, detailed information on the company's corporate responsibility policy can be found on www.homeretailgroup.com/cr . The site includes information on environmental issues, such as energy and waste management, our timber sourcing policy, chemical strategy, ethical trading conditions in our supply chain and community activities. Here are just some of the practical ways in which we try to be socially, ethically and environmentally responsible:
Easier shopping for customers with disabilities
We're committed to making our stores and services accessible to everyone. If you need any help shopping with us, please give us a call on 0845 077 8888 or ask in store and we'll do everything we can to make things easier. Information on access to facilities at all our stores is available on www.directenquiries.com .*
Homebase and recycling
We provide a range of facilities in store to make it easy for you to recycle your waste. Take a look at our recycling page to find out more.
Homebase is proud to have chosen Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer Scotland and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland as their Charity of the Year 2013-2015.
By working together, colleagues from Homebase will help Alzheimer’s Society, and its sister charities, to support people with dementia to stay in their own home and be part of community life for as long as possible.
The money raised will fund three essential services; Dementia Support Workers providing specialist advice and support; Dementia Cafés that improve well-being and reduce social isolation; and Singing for the Brain® which is a stimulating social activity that enhances confidence and well-being
Alzheimerís Society, Alzheimer Scotland and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
There are over 840,000 people in the UK and the Republic of Ireland living with dementia today. Through a network of local services, campaigning work and research, Alzheimer’s Society and its sister charities offer support to hundreds of thousands of people living with the condition. They provide information and support to help people live their lives to the full, and fund innovative research into the cause, cure and prevention of dementia, and the care people receive.
Dementia is not a natural part of ageing, it is caused by brain diseases; the most common is Alzheimer's. As the brain shuts down, a person gradually loses the ability to do the things many of us take for granted, from enjoying conversations with family or friends, to eating or dressing without help. Dementia doesn’t just affect the person with the disease – their families and friends will all find that their lives are changed too.
You can help in the following ways:
- Fundraising: Look out for fundraising activities in your local Homebase store
- Support us by shopping: Purchase partnership products sold in your local Homebase store
- Online donation: You can make a donation on-line now, please use the donate button below
- Watch our partnership film at www.alzheimers.org.uk/noplacelikehome*
- Like Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer Scotland and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
For more information about the partnership, the services being funded and Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer Scotland and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/noplacelikehome*
* Homebase is not responsible for the content of external websites.