The National Association of Care and Support Workers (NACAS) is a social care stakeholder and the recognised professional membership association for all regulated and unregulated health and social care workers in the UK.
NACAS is an independent not for profit organisation, run by care workers for the benefit of care workers. It offers a range of professional services and benefits to its members. It collaborates with others to campaign for greater recognition and respect for care workers, alongside improved standards of care delivery, training, fair contractual terms and for the creation of an official register for care workers in England.
It supports the official registers in the devolved regions of the UK. NACAS has a set of membership rules that it expects its members to reasonably abide by including its Code of Ethics..
NACAS is not a trade union, and does not provide workplace representation, however it does work with trade unions for the mutual benefit of care workers.
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).
Care working is challenging and rewarding career, a career that both men and women can be proud to part. NACAS encourages more men to consider a career in professional care & support working.
By joining the 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. Members agree with and adhere to the values set out within our Code of Ethics