Hilary, Natalie and Gianna talk about The NAPA Member Awards and answer questions that we have received on the Support Line

NAPA Member Awards 2022 – Show Your Appreciation

Don’t wait – Nominate for the 9th NAPA Member Activity Awards 2022

Nominating someone for an Award is the best possible way to publicly say how much you appreciate what they do.

Activity Providers have many and varied titles, so all are eligible for these awards. We want to hear about individuals who are innovative and creative in the way they meet the needs of the people they support. All nominees must show exceptional commitment and a skilled approach to prioritising wellbeing.

There is no limit to the number of nominations you can make. Anyone can make a nomination – managers, staff, the people you support, relatives or visitors.

Below are the Category Award Criteria for the NAPA Members Activity Awards 2022. Please supply additional evidence where necessary to support your nominations. You can apply for as many categories as you wish, please use a separate nomination form for each category.

Remember, the judges will base their decisions on your completed form, any photographs or videos you provide.

The Awards are open to all our members across the health, housing and social care sector.

Nominations are welcome from all care and support services. If you are are not a member but would like to nominate then please contact us to find out how to become a member, it’s easy and quick to do!

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Our sponsors are crucial to the NAPA Member Awards process, enabling us to celebrate and enable care services to take part and attend the online ceremony free of charge. To find out more about sponsorship opportunities Click HERE

Nominations open NOW!

Award Categories

Awards for Nominations

Judge's Choice Awards

NAPA Activity Provider Award
NAPA Leadership Award

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This category celebrates an individual who consistently provides good quality activity provision, demonstrates compassion, creativity, dedication and has a willingness to learn new skills and go the extra mile.

This award recognises a dynamic leader within a group or organisation who demonstrates how they prioritise wellbeing; through strong leadership skills, creative communication and person centred values.

NAPA Activity Team Award
NAPA Activity Personality Award

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This category celebrates a team of people whose commitment to activity provision deserves particular recognition. A team who are open and innovative in their approach and have demonstrated excellent teamwork to deliver the best outcomes for the people they support.

This award recognises an individual who has significantly contributed to the way in which activity and engagement are perceived by the team or organisation they work in, or the wider sector over the last year.

NAPA Unsung Hero
NAPA Outstanding Contribution Award

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This category celebrates an unsung hero, the person “behind the scenes” who demonstrates great dedication to activity provision. This could be a member of the domestic or kitchen team, a chef, maintenance person, administrator, volunteer, family member or an individual you support.

This award recognises an individual who has been influential and has significantly contributed to making a visible difference within the field of activity and engagement; a passionate innovator and influencer who has delivered real and positive change.

Grow Old Disgracefully Award
NAPA Service Recognition Award

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We are looking to celebrate a person who is living life to the full and fulfils the description of ‘growing old disgracefully’.

Do you know an older person who:

Inspires you with their zest for life?
Is living life with an outrageous or fabulous twist?
Has always wanted to do something that defies expectations, but hadn’t had the chance to make it happen, until you came along?

Have YOU helped someone achieve their wish to grow old disgracefully? Do you think they should win this award?

This award recognises an individual whose unrelenting commitment to activity and engagement deserves special recognition.

NAPA Year of Creativity Award
NAPA Fundraiser of the Year Award

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2022 is the NAPA Year of Creativity. This category recognises an individual, team or service who prioritise creativity and can provide evidence of how their approach improves psychological and social well-being.

This award recognises a fundraiser who has gone above and beyond to support NAPA this year.  

NAPA Arts in Care Homes Award
NAPA Lifetime Achievement Award

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This category recognises a setting that has shown a commitment and passion for embedding arts-based activities and has demonstrated the difference they can make to people’s lives.

This award recognises an exceptional individual who has made a career long contribution to the field of activity and engagement, resulting in a legacy of sustainably improved outcomes for the care sector.

NAPA Inclusion Award

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This award recognises an individual or service who demonstrates and role models an inclusive approach to activity and engagement and motivates others to celebrate difference.