The National Association of Care and Support Workers (NACAS) has announced that it has joined forces with the Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) to support the care workforce.
NACAS CEO Karolina Gerlich has joined the charity as executive director and will continue to work on policy, research and campaigning in her new role.
The two organisations said they will work together to ensure that care workers’ voices are heard and that they receive the recognition they deserve.
Commenting on her new role, Gerlich said: “It was a privilege to represent care workers for the last three years at NACAS. I am looking forward to leading the Care Workers Charity and working hard to get the care workers the respect and recognition we deserve.”
Ben Allen, chair of the Care Workers’ Charity said: “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Karolina in her new position and wish her every success as executive director for the Care Workers Charity. We are delighted to have her on board.”
NACAS will continue to be run by its founder, Paul Featherstone, as a vocational membership body and social movement for care workers providing support, networking, free training and professional services.
Featherstone said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to have worked with Karolina at NACAS for the past two and a half years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for all her hard work over this time, and wish her every success in her new role as an executive director for the Care Workers Charity.
“The CWC is a highly respected organisation within the social care sector, and I am excited by the prospect of continuing to work with Karolina in her new role and ensuring that, by working together, NACAS and CWC will become a powerful voice for care workers, and to ensure they ultimately get the recognition, they so richly deserve.”