TThe National Association of Care & Support Workers (NACAS) is the independent professional membership organisation for care and support work.

Join the hundreds of care and support work professionals committed to the highest standards of care practice and ethics. NACAS promotes the care & supporting vocation and offers services to support and develop your care and support work career.

Read more about us and our story in our blog.

Giving Care Workers a Voice

NACAS is a social care stakeholder and works alongside all the other established industry stakeholders, employers, providers, local and national governments to champion the care worker vocation, raise concerns and to ensure all care workers have a voice in effecting and informing policy change.

Professional Registration

NACAS believes that everybody delivering care professionally should be properly registered and supports the compulsory registration of care and Support workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales.

We continue to campaign for a compulsory register of care workers in England.

Raising Standards

We have developed 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. NACAS offers many free & discounted high-quality training and personal development opportunities to its members.

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 NACAS, 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.