NAPA Member Awards

Don’t wait – nominate Now for the 7th NAPA Member Activity Awards 2020

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

Activity staff 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 in a very person-centred way. All nominees must show exceptional commitment and a skilled approach.

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

Below are the Category Award Criteria for the NAPA Members Activity Awards 2020.  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 and any supplementary evidence you provide with it.

 

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

Nominations are welcome from Residential Older People Care Homes, Nursing Homes, AWD/Learning Disability services, Domiciliary Care Agencies, Day Community Centres, Extra Care Sheltered Housing Schemes, Hospices and Hospitals.

 

The nomination form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page

Many thanks to our event sponsors Unilever Food Solutions          

* If you 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! 

Please email membership@napa-activities.co.uk for more information about joining

 

                                                                         

The Best Activity Provider Award

This category is open to all providers to nominate 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.

Submissions should include evidence to support the following;

  • How the nominee meets the award criteria
  • How the nominee makes a significant difference to the people they support
  • How the nominee provides person centred meaningful opportunities for engagement and activity
  • How the nominee exceeds what would normally be required in their role
  • How the nominee demonstrates creativity or innovation in their work

 

Activity Team of the year Award

This category is open to all members who would like to nominate a team of people for their outstanding contribution to Activity Provision. A team who have demonstrated excellent teamwork to deliver the best outcomes for the people they Support. They have demonstrated outstanding commitment and are open and innovative in their approach to Activity Provision.

Submissions should include evidence to support the following;

  • How the nominees achieve an outstanding team approach
  • how the nominees are different from other teams
  • How the nominee have they been innovative
  • How the nominees demonstrate commitment and teamwork
  • How the nominees make a difference to the people they support

The Activity Leadership Award

This category is open to all providers to nominate an individual who has provided great leadership in activity provision, encouraging all staff to make a positive contribution activity. This could be an Activity Coordinator or Wellbeing Lead, Manager, Deputy, Senior Carer/Support Worker, Nurse or Area Manager.

Submissions should include evidence to support the following;

  • How the nominee drives continuous improvement in activity provision
  • How the nominee encourages others to try new ideas
  • How the nominee empowers others to be creative
  • How the nominee leads by example and always demonstrates good practice
  • How the nominee stands out from others?

The Community Engagement Award

This category aims to recognise an individual who has worked in partnership with other organisations or the wider community such as community health providers, CCG’s, specialist health services, Schools, Scout groups, Church groups, voluntary sector or other providers to achieve improved engagement for individuals, integrating their service into the local community or wider system.

Submissions should include evidence to support the following;

  • How the community links were achieved
  • How obstacles and barriers were overcome
  • How wellbeing was enhanced as a result
  • How the partnerships were developed
  • Include any feedback from the people you provide a service to or their families/friends

Service Improvement Award

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated a proactive approach to improving individual’s wellbeing regularly through meaningful activities that are person centred. Creating an environment where individuals are engaged, stimulated and fulfilled. This may include where a setting has needed to ensure a significant improvement in activity provision through the implementation of an improvement or action plan.

Submissions should include evidence to support the following;

  • How the nominee reached the improvement
  • How the nominee improved the provision of activity within the setting
  • How the nominee measured success

 The Unsung Hero Award

This category is open to all members who would like to nominate their unsung hero, the person behind the scenes who demonstrates great dedication to activity provision. This could be domestic staff, Kitchen assistants, Chefs, maintenance, administration or office staff, volunteers, families or individuals you support.

Submissions should include one or more of the following elements;

  • What makes the nominee an unsung hero?
  • How the nominee makes a substantive yet unrecognised contribution
  • How the nominee makes a significant difference to the people they support
  • How the nominee demonstrates creativity or innovation in their work

Lifetime Achievement Award

This category recognises an individual who has demonstrated a commitment and passion for Engagement, Activity and Wellbeing throughout their career. An individual who has worked relentlessly to ensure that activity is placed at the heart of care. An individual who whose passion and commitment has inspired others to strive for the best outcomes for people with care and support needs.

Submissions should include evidence to support the following;

  • How the nominee has demonstrated a ‘lifetime’ of commitment
  • How the nominee has enhanced the lives of those they have supported
  • How the nominee has inspired others to provide opportunities for engagement and meaningful activity

NAPA Year of Conversation and Connection Award

This category recognises an individual or setting that has demonstrated an understanding of the importance of conversation and connection in the lives of the people they support.

Submissions should include evidence to support the following;

  • How the nominee has demonstrated an understanding of the importance of conversation and connection in activity provision
  • How the nominee has enhanced the lives of those they have supported through conversation and connection
  • How the nominee has inspired others to take time to chat and connect

Arts in Care Homes Award

This category recognises a setting that have demonstrated a commitment and passion for embedding arts-based activities. A setting that has demonstrated how arts-based activities have become integral to the activity provision within the setting.

Submissions should include evidence to support the following;

  • How the nominee has demonstrated a committed and passion for embedding arts-based activities
  • How the nominee has enhanced the lives of those they have supported through the provision of arts-based activities
  • How the nominee has inspired others to provide opportunities for arts-based activities