More and more people are becoming attracted to the idea of becoming a self employed care worker. It is a big decision. You will need to consider that you will be solely responsible for your business. How much to charge your clients, will you make money, will I be a sole trader or a ltd company., how will you attract clients? These and a host of other considerations need to be taken into account.
NACAS has teamed up with Community Catalysts to offer free support to anyone thinking about becoming a self employed care worker, and will include guidance such as the correct company model for you, advice on whether you need to registered with a care regulator and setting your rates.
NACAS offers self employed care workers free resources such as:
We also offer discounted enhanced DBS checks and discounted care worker liability insurance.
Community Catalysts is a social enterprise working in partnerships across the UK to try to
make sure that people who need support to live their lives can be part of strong, inclusive,
communities with real opportunities to connect, create and contribute.
They work to ensure
people can get the help and care they need in ways, times and places that suit them, with real
choice of attractive local options.
For more information about Community Catalysts and how they support self employed care workers or micro providers click on the button below.
To support self employed care workers attract customers, NACAS will be developing a Self Employed Care Worker Register. This register will enable private care workers to promote themselves and their services to prospective clients.
As a member of the National Association of Care Workers, we are confident that as a member of your own industry recognised professional body, you will stand out, as you will have demonstrated a commitment to your career and to the highest standards of care, delivered by an adherence to a the NACAS Code of Ethics and the NACAS Code of Professional Conduct and Practice.
All of this support is free to self employed care workers who are members of NACAS. You only pay the membership fee of £12 per year, and any ongoing costs such as a DBS check or liability insurances.