What is NACAS?

The National Association of Care & Support Workers (NACAS) was founded in 2016. Our members are individuals employed in professional care and support in the social care sector. NACAS is a not for profit company limited by guarantee.

The National Association of Care and Support Workers (NACAS) is the recognised professional membership association for all presently-unregulated health and social care workers in the UK.

NACAS is owned and managed by its members.

NACAS is a professional membership organisation for the paid care/support worker, and as such sets out to represent the care working vocation and the individuals working as such in the sector. NACAS is not a regulator, neither the Association itself or its member register has been mandated by Government to act as such. NACAS campaigns for greater recognition and respect for care workers, alongside improved standards of care delivery, training, fair contractural terms and official registration. NACAS has a set of membership rules that it expects its members to reasonably abide by including its Code of Ethics. NACAS does not impose restrictions and conditions or enforcement on its members.

Professional 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).

...and its not just a career for the ladies, the chaps make fantastic care & support workers also...

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. Members agree with and adhere to the values set out within our Code of Ethics.


NACAS is run in accordance with the organisations bye-laws, has a clear set of Aims & Objectives and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by its members. The board of directors are supported by appointed Advisory Board members.