NAPA are delighted to announce that the following organisations are NAPA Recognised Suppliers, with the training companies providing NAPA Recognised CPD Courses.
Please contact the provider direct for further information on their courses and services.
Contact Name: Isobel Jones Telephone: 0117 377 4756
Category: Activity provision and care staff training
Enrich activities with training from Alive.
Alive is the UK’s leading charity enriching the lives of older people in care and training their carers. Through meaningful activity sessions, training, community engagement programmes and advocacy, we aim to put psychological wellbeing at the heart of care.
We know that meaningful engagement and outstanding activity require creativity, innovation, teamwork and a genuine love of people. Our person-centred, responsive Training and Coaching courses can support and empower your staff to provide the meaningful activity and day to day engagement your residents need. Our courses are proven to inspire, enthuse and provide the skills needed for your staff to enrich the lives of the older people with whom they work – all day every day.
We offer a variety of set in-house training courses and bespoke courses which can be delivered nationwide at any of your care settings:
- Engaging with people living with dementia
- One to one work with older people
- Life story work and reminiscence with older people
- iPads with older people
- Providing meaningful activities for older people
Ensure your staff have the skills and confidence they need to deliver truly outstanding activity.
Bristol, BS1 6XN
Contact Name: Clare Thomas Telephone: 01227 467 272
Category: Activity provision and care staff training
Bright Shadow is a dementia friendly arts charity; our mission is to enable people with dementia and their carers to live well and thrive through engagement in meaningful creative activities.
We run Zest – participatory creative sessions for people affected by dementia in care homes and in the community. Our independently evaluated approach has been proven to increase self-expression, boost mood, increase active participation and social interaction.
Bright Shadow believes in Brighter Quality Care and also offers staff development training and resources that are designed to discover, encourage and nurture the best in your people.
Our Activities – Out of The Box course will leave people with an understanding of how activities can contribute to a person’s wellbeing, lots of ideas for new activities, more confidence in facilitating activities and have learned approaches to planning activity sessions.
“This training blew my mind! This training has shown me a different way of taking a creative approach to everything…”
Kent, CT6 5PT
The Daily Sparkle
Contact Name: Carla Chase Telephone: 0800 228 9698
Category: Activity resources and Activity Coordinator training
The Daily Sparkle develops activity resources for care homes, hospitals etc. The resources include the UK’s most successful, most used resource: The Daily Sparkle reminiscence newspapers. We have now developed the world’s first personalised daily newspaper, featuring an individual’s life history & personal interests in a reminiscence newspaper format.
Devon, TQ9 6EN
Contact Name: Simon Thorp Telephone: 01245 237548
Dementia Adventure is an evidence-led charity and social enterprise based in Essex, United Kingdom, working nationally and internationally with a following in over 130 countries. We empower people to live better with dementia through supported holidays, training, research and consultancy services – all with nature in mind.
Ford End CM3 1LN
Move it or Lose it
Contact Name: Julie Robinson Telephone: 0800 612 7785
Category: Over 60s health and wellbeing
We are specialists in exercise for the over 60s. Our instructor training course called FABS was created with University of Birmingham centre for healthy ageing research. We have a range of eLearning and CPD courses available to help people live healthier, happier and more active lives.
Birmingham, B74 4BP
OM Interactive Ltd
Contact Name: Russell Harwood Telephone: 01442 215 555 Category: Technology
OMI are pioneers in the development of motion-activated projections on floors, walls and tables for multi-sensory use. Their award winning Mobii interactive table provides adults in care with meaningful person-centred activities that encourage movement, positive outlook, communication and social connectedness with powerful visuals, games, quizzes, music, natural world and reminiscence content. These include virtual rock pools, butterfly meadows, childhood shops, transport memorabilia and dramatic scenery; something for everyone. The system is fully mobile and height adjustable so it can be used wherever interactivity is required. It can be easily customised with personal photos and music to provide even greater personalisation.
Herts, HP2 7TA
Romila – Chair Based Dance For All
Contact Name: Natalie Koromila Telephone: 01157520730/07947515020 Category: Activities / Entertainment / Training
Romila is a Chair based exercise programme specifically designed, to get our ageing population exercising whilst having fun.
Through Romila, care homes can purchase a license, in exchange for X amount of staff to be trained to deliver the fun chair-based dance sessions on a regular basis to their elderly clients. The training is accessed via an Engaging Online platform accessible 24/7 to cater to all learning styles and offer great flexibility.
Anyone can be trained, no pre-existing dance/fitness qualifications required. Everything is provided – Online course, step by step videos, quarterly music, supportive templates, use of Props and t-shirt, ongoing support.
Nottingham, NG15 6UP
Telephone: 0208 003 1074 Category: Technology
The Tovertafel (Magic Table) is an award-winning Dutch innovation. It’s a series of interactive light games projected onto any table for people with mid-to-late stage dementia, stimulating physical, cognitive and social activity. Watch our Sky News feature to see the positive impact Tovertafel is having.
At Shift8*, it’s not just about the technology. We’re devoted to its implementation, through training, exceptional service and a community programme encouraging intergenerational activity. What we do is backed by scientific research and we chart our success by the moments of happiness we create, believing everyone has the right to play and to lead a fulfilling life.
6 Bowden Street,
Step Change Design Ltd
Contact Name: Debbie Carroll or Mark Rendell Telephone: 002380 685 193 or 01766 530 824
Category: Culture change, Management support, Training, Garden Advice & Design
Culture change is at the heart of our work to enable increasingly active and meaningful engagement with the outside space. Here are some of the ways we can help:
Culture change consultants and trainers
Management-focused materials and support
Care Culture Map and Handbook
Garden Design advice and guidance
Appropriate and achievable outdoors/garden activities specific to your care culture practices
Workshops and Presentations
Research publications and articles
We offer workshops, consultations and design support based on our research into why gardens in care settings are not more actively used even when designed to the latest guidance. We identified the key role of care culture, its practices, processes and attitudes, in influencing engagement levels with the garden.
Our thought-provoking and interactive, CPD accredited workshops explore many ways to create more meaningful engagement for residents outdoors.
Our full research findings can be found in ‘The Care Culture Map & Handbook’ tool which supports a home’s culture change journey towards greater person-centred care.
Southampton, SO19 9HQ
Contact Name: Susan Garrett Telephone: 0203 488 0622 / 07521 928 991 Category: Training & Entertainment
Our Training Course gives Activities Co-ordinators and care staff the confidence to conduct lively, fun sing-alongs that engage care home residents of all abilities. Group singing is proven to benefit care home residents and staff alike, and could help boost your CQC rating. Contact us to find out more about our Reminiscence activities, Training or Songbook Programmes.