NACAS champions care workers and promotes care working as a skilled and valued profession
NACAS is a membership organisation and professional body run by and for care and support workers.
Our philosophy is that care workers deserve to be respected, supported and recognised for the amazing work they do, and that no care worker should ever feel alone.
At NACAS we are proud that we have a reputation for providing professional services, personal development opportunities and support for our members and elevating care working as a highly skilled profession.
Together with our social care stakeholder colleagues, we lobby governments in our ongoing campaign to improve the terms and conditions for the social care workforce .
In addition, we are asking for care workers, for the care working vocation to be recognised as a stand alone skilled profession and 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 CEO Sabina Kelly.
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.
NACAS CEO Sabina Kelly, is in discussion with Care England Chief Executive Professor Martin Green OBE on matters relating to the social care workforce, including registration in England, professionalisation and a career path from social care into healthcare.