NACAS champions professional care workers and promotes care working as a skilled and valued profession
NACAS is committed to advancing and promoting care and support work as a profession, and pledge to provide: developmental support, advocacy and a common voice for all care and support workers who commit to membership, by developing and promoting excellence amongst our members, which we believe is best served by encouraging the uptake of knowledge, skills, conduct and best practice.
Together with our social care stakeholder colleagues, we aim to influence governments to improve the terms and conditions for the social care workforce .
In addition to which we are asking for care workers and the care working vocation to be recognised as a stand alone skilled profession and to debate the issue for social care workers to be registered in England.
The UK Parliament is responsible for legislation and policy across the country. Much of this policy and legislation has a direct impact on social care and social care workers.
NACAS are engaging directly with the relevant government departments and parliamentary groups providing advice and ensuring care worker voices are heard
We are actively engaging with the social care regulators.
Our work with the CQC includes representing care workers on the Co-production Group. We have contributed to reshaping the inspection process and the recent What A Good Inspection Looks & Feels like report.
NACAS is a strategic partner at Social Care Wales
NACAS is proud to be working with Skills for Care.
We are represented on the Workforce Development Group, by our Chair Paul Featherstone
In addition. NACAS has been invited to contribute to the Learning & Development Framework, which enables us to help shape the future of care worker training including our proposal for a nationally recognised care work qualification.