The National Activity Providers Association is the UK’s leading activity and engagement charity.

We support care services to prioritise wellbeing and promote activity, arts, and engagement.

Our Vision

A UK where activity and engagement is an integral part of care provision, where people live content, creative and connected lives.

Our Mission

To advance the role of the Activity Provider by offering professional development opportunities that enhance knowledge, skills, and confidence.

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We support care services to prioritise wellbeing.
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NAPA Workshop: The Use of Dolls in Activities for People Living with Dementia

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Our Response to Covid-19

Providing activity and engagement continues to be our priority, however, it is imperative that practice reflects current government guidance. NAPA is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of individuals who use care services.

If you have any questions about guidance or COVID-19 please contact our expert partners NCF: or Click HERE to download useful links. 

For many years NAPA has been the leading organisation for activity providers and has delivered amazing improvements in the quality of activities and ensured that they are seen as an essential part of delivering quality care.

NAPA is renowned throughout the care sector for its professionalism, and for the quality of its training, and it has established the role of Activity Provider as an essential role in the delivery of high-quality care. NAPA makes a huge contribution.

Professor Martin Green OBEChief Executive: Care England