Why join NAPA?

NAPA supports the sector to prioritise wellbeing by promoting the importance of activity, arts and engagement.

Member benefits:

NAPA members can access training, support, activity resources and opportunities to connect with other activity professionals.


FREE training

  • Induction eLearning course to all NAPA members and their staff to enable a whole team approach
  • Managers eLearning course- free activity training for managers
  • Free qualifications- this applies to large groups (terms and conditions apply) – contact us for more information

FREE Resources:

  • Quarterly digital magazine and activity resources / ideas
  • Members hub on the website with activity-based articles, research and useful information
  • NAPA e News twice a week with activity ideas, updates on events and news across the care sector

FREE Helpline Service – Free information and advice provided by skilled activity professionals:

  • FREE phoneline
  • Out of hours email service
  • Closed virtual groups for exchanging ideas and offering support

60% Discount on the following professional development opportunities:

  • Qualifications in Supporting Activity Provision at Level 2 and Providing Activity Provision at Level 3
  • Consultancy services and bespoke Training days

Occasional special offers and discounts on:

  • Priority booking on NAPA Conferences and Open Training days
  • Digital resources
  • NAPA shop

NAPA Member are also invited to:


  • Display a Membership certificate
  • Display NAPA members logo on website or company stationery
  • Include your organisations name in our membership Index (April 2021)
  • Include your group members logos in our membership Index
  • Tailor NAPA publications for in house use
  • Enter the NAPA Member Activity Awards
  • Participate in research and service improvement projects
  • Connect on social media platforms
  • Join the NAPA Leaders Network
  • Access the Directory of NAPA Recognised Activity Suppliers


Note: The Care Quality Commission Provider Information Return form asks for details of involvement with national bodies supporting best practice – NAPA is listed

Reduced rates for training consultancy and audit

Your membership number entitles you to significant savings on all these services

Members discounts

These are offered from time to time by those we work with to develop useful resources for the care sector.

Social media connections

We have a thriving Facebook closed group along with an open page. Twitter is now an invaluable tool for sharing messages and ideas. Pinterest allows us to share images to stimulate ideas and lateral thinking.

Members Only Section on Website

We will issue you with a password, updated on renewal each year, to gain access to specific information relevant to activity provision. This includes research articles, selected items from past magazines, activity ideas and tips. A new section allows Activity Workers and Activity Leaders to register their CPD. It also includes full information on member’s discounts and special offers.

Download an application form to become a member