In celebration of NAPA’s 25th Anniversary

We are excited to announce the UK’s first ever

National Activity Providers and Professionals Week


The week is provided in partnership with NAAP (The National Association of Activity Professionals in the United States), Care England, NCF, and Scottish Care.

We will celebrate NAPA’s 25th Anniversary and launch NAPA’s National Campaign for 2022 – The NAPA Year of Creativity.

There will be a series of events across the week to celebrate and support Activity Providers, we welcome Activity Providers from the UK and the US to all the events which will culminate in an ABBAsolutley Fabulous online Party at 3pm GMT on Friday 28th January.

We believe it is time to recognise all the incredible contributions Activity Providers make to activity and engagement and say an enormous thank you!

Join us for a week of events, to celebrate Activity Providers and Professionals.


NAPPW 2022 Events

Tuesday 25th January

NAPA Tea Tuesday – What is Creativity Anyway?

Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 26th January

Roundtable event for Care Home Managers and Activity Providers

Thursday 27th January

Facebook Live with National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP)

Friday 28th January 

NAPA Presents – ABBAsolutley Fabulous!

Show Your Support

Complete the form HERE
Certificates will be emailed out on 20th January, ready for you to print off.
We are looking forward to seeing images of you and your certificates.

Please send them to:

For full details click HERE

Closing date for entries: 12th January 2022

Send entries to:

Click the images above to download, or click below to download the PDF versions. 

Show your support, by printing these out and taking a photo and sharing on social media. Don’t forget to use the #NAPPW22.

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Show your support by using this frame on your social media platforms.  

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Purposeful activities are the foundation of good quality care, and enable us to deliver personalised support and well-being to care home residents. Care England is delighted to be partnering with Napa to promote the National Activity Professional and Provider Week. Napa has developed fantastic resources for Activity Professionals, and the skills, knowledge, and support provided by Napa is instrumental in delivering high-quality care.

Professor Martin Green OBE Chief Executive: Care England

Scottish Care is delighted to support the first National Activity Professional and Providers Week.

When an individual requires support and care they need not only clinical and health supports to keep them well and healthy, but they also need support which enables them not to just survive but to live life to the fullest. The hundreds of activity professionals working across the country are an amazing group of women and men. It is they who through their creativity and ingenuity, through their skill and abilities, make such a difference to so many people in care homes and people who use supports in day and community settings. It is this workforce who work alongside older individuals and those with disabilities helping them to get in touch with their own creativity, to learn new skills and discover new abilities. They are individuals who deserve every bit of recognition we can give them.