Why join NAPA?

NAPA supports the sector to prioritise wellbeing by promoting the importance of activity, arts and engagement.

Member benefits:

Professional Development:

60% discount on –

  • Nationally recognised, Skills for Care Endorsed training leading to formal RQF qualifications in Supporting Activity Provision at Level 2 and Providing Activity Provision at Level 3
  • Priority booking on NAPA Conferences and Open Training days
  • NAPA Independent Audit service
  • Consultancy services and bespoke Training days

Free –

  • Induction eLearning course to all NAPA members and their staff, e.g. if you have 300 staff, they will all be able to access the e learning for free
  • One RQF qualification in Supporting Activity Provision Level 2 course – Groups that have 50 or more care settings will receive one free course per 50 care settings
  • One RQF qualification in Supporting Activity Provision Level 2 course – Groups that have been with us for more than 5 years will receive one free course per 20 care settings, every 5 years



Free –

  • Quarterly digital magazine with ‘Things to Do’ section
  • Resources section on the website with articles, research and useful information
  • NAPA e News twice a week with updates on events and news across the care sector

Occasional special offers and discounts on –

  • Digital resources
  • NAPA shop

Helpline Service – Free information and advice provided by skilled activity professionals:

  • FREE phoneline
  • Out of hours email service
  • Closed virtual groups for exchanging ideas and offering support


We offer:

  • Membership certificate for display
  • NAPA members logo on your website or company stationery
  • Listing individual members in our membership Index
  • Inclusion of group members logos in our membership Index
  • Tailored NAPA publications for in house use
  • Entry into the NAPA Member Activity Awards
  • Opportunities to contribute to research and service improvement projects
  • Connections on Social media platforms
  • NAPA National leaders Network
  • Directory of NAPA Recognised Activity providers



Note: The Care Quality Commission Provider Information Return form asks for details of involvement with national bodies supporting best practice – NAPA is listed

Winter Lockdown offer

NAPA supports the care sector to prioritise  wellbeing. Our members tell us that their membership has been more important now than ever before. Join NAPA in November and December and receive 3 months FREE membership

#NewNAPAMembers #WinterLockdown2020

Click here to download the application form

Reduced rates for training consultancy and audit

Your membership number entitles you to significant savings on all these services

Members discounts

These are offered from time to time by those we work with to develop useful resources for the care sector.

Social media connections

We have a thriving Facebook closed group along with an open page. Twitter is now an invaluable tool for sharing messages and ideas. Pinterest allows us to share images to stimulate ideas and lateral thinking.

Members Only Section on Website

We will issue you with a password, updated on renewal each year, to gain access to specific information relevant to activity provision. This includes research articles, selected items from past magazines, activity ideas and tips. A new section allows Activity Workers and Activity Leaders to register their CPD. It also includes full information on member’s discounts and special offers.

Download an application form to become a member