The National Association of Care & Support Workers is the independent professional membership association for care workers.
Join the hundreds of professional care workers who are committed to the highest standards of care and support practice and professional ethics. NACAS offers services that represent, support, advise and develop your care working career.
NACAS and Community Union have come together in an organisational partnership to help improve the terms and conditions for care workers in the UK. Find out more here.
Founder Nominated for WEGO Health Award
In the category of "Best Team Performance", Paul Featherstone, Founder of NACAS, has been nominated for a WEGO Heath Award.
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The National Association of Care & Support Workers is a professional body for professional care workers. Our members are individuals employed in care and support in the social care sector.
NACAS is owned and managed by its members and run by a voluntary board of directors.
Read more about us and our story in our blog.
Giving Care Workers a Voice
NACAS continues to engage and connect with all the major social care stakeholders, employers, providers, and local and national governments to champion the care worker vocation, raise concerns and to ensure all care workers have a voice and are fully engaged in the debate.
The National Association of Care & Support Workers believes that everybody delivering care professionally should be registered. We maintain a register of our members. We are working on registering our register with the Professional Standards Authority.
We continue to campaign for a compulsory, national register of care workers.
We are developing Standards of Practice to raise standards and deliver the best possible practice in care and support work.
We campaign and work with our partners on improving standards of mandatory training in care. Care work is an incredibly complex and skilled profession, which requires high-quality, high-frequency and responsive training. Our aim is for care training to be transferrable and portable.
Respect and Recognition
NACAS dismisses the notion that care work is an unskilled job and promotes care and support work as a profession - a profession that is a career of choice, with a defined career path and specialisms (that should be rewarded accordingly).
By joining the Association, care and support workers demonstrate their passion for their vocation, and a willingness and commitment to set professional standards and a real desire to further their own personal development.
NACAS is working hard to educate the care industry and wider society that care workers cannot be expected to deliver care with respect and dignity if they do not receive those themselves.