Staff at Wicksteed Court are keen for other care homes to follow their lead, bringing The CARE™ Badge to their teams as a symbol of pride in the Care profession.

Wicksteed Court Care Home recently gathered to listen to an inspiring talk by Anoushka Farouk, Board member for The CARE™ Badge.

Anoushka explained the story behind the badge and what it aims to do. The CARE™ badge is a unifying symbol of pride in our social care champions; those providing, receiving and supporting care. It is a clear demonstration of the pride in the quality work provided by carers. It is long overdue recognition for the 2 million people employed in care outside the NHS. As well as the 7 million more unpaid carers across the UK.

The CARE™ Badges were well received by the home manager, care team, and even a resident! The Care team also liked the idea of wearing The CARE™ Badge outside work to help raise the profile of care.

Trish, Senior Carer at Wicksteed Court said “It’s really nice to be recognised and appreciated”.

Georgeta Castree, Home Manager said “Our lovely care team work hard to deliver excellent care. It’s fantastic for them to have a badge that brings them all together”.

Anoushka added, “Hopefully we will be seeing a sea of green badges in Kettering soon”.