There are 2 million social care workers and 7 million more unpaid carers in the UK today. With each carer supporting at least one person, over a quarter of the UK population is either providing or receiving care without a hospital every day. The daily impact of care is even greater, given the significant number of family members of those working in or receiving care, as well as the suppliers and employees that assist the sector across the UK.
everyLIFE Technologies chairman Robin Batchelor and Care England CEO Care England Martin Green have given CHP a sneak preview of the CARE badge, a new initiative designed to provide a unifying symbol of pride and quality for paid and unpaid care workers that will officially launch at the Residential & Home Care Show at ExCeL, London June 26.
Two social care organisations have come up with a novel way to recognise the 8.6 million paid and informal carers in the UK, giving them a means to express their solidarity and a sense of pride in what they do.
It’s time to raise the public profile of social care and recognise the 9 million care workers and carers helping others across the UK today.
Over a quarter of the UK population is either providing or receiving care outside of a hospital environment every day. We know the amazing work carers do, often behind the scenes, in all weathers and with no regard for public holidays. But, do others?
The CARE Badge is an initiative designed to bring together social care as a unified sector, who are proud to support people to live the lives they choose. It is designed for anyone involved in care, from Chief Executives and Government ministers to family carers and volunteers.