The CARE badge was born on the 19th of March 2019 while listening to Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, highlight the opportunities and challenges faced by those providing care and the unfortunate message that the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care inadvertently sends by only wearing an NHS lapel badge.

The Chairman of everyLIFE Technologies, sitting in the audience turned to his colleague and said, “We should work with Care England to change that”. After a hastily convened discussion with Professor Green in the corridors of the conference venue, the CARE badge was born.

Care England, a registered charity, is the leading representative body for independent care services in England. Working on behalf of small, medium and large providers, Care England speaks with a single unified voice for both members and the whole care sector.

everyLIFE provides a suite of care-planning software and apps, including the PASSsystem and openPASS, to the UK’s homecare, reablement and residential care sectors. everyLIFE is focused on serving the care sector and believes passionately in partnering with others to enhance the wellbeing of those receiving and providing care.

Thank you very much for your interest in the CARE badge.

Thank you very much for your interest in the CARE badge. As you may have heard, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced the proposal for widespread adoption of the CARE badge brand and the response we have received from this has been very positive. The CARE badge brand rights have been transferred to the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care.

The Department of Health and Social Care is providing CARE badges free of charge to staff employed across the adult social care sector to recognise their critical work, as shown during the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you work in adult social care, you can order CARE badges for your organisation at badges.adultsocialcare.uk.