NAPA Member Awards

Don’t wait – nominate Now for the 8th NAPA Member Activity Awards 2021

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

Activity professionals 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, residents, relatives or visitors.
Below are the Category Award Criteria for the NAPA Members Activity Awards 2021. 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 photographs you provide, these should be sent by email to Clearly stating which nomination they are supporting.

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, Learning Disability Services, Domiciliary Care Agencies, Day Community Centres, Extra Care Sheltered Housing Schemes, Hospices and Hospitals. 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!

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Many thanks to our award sponsors          


NAPA Activity Provider of the Year 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.


 NAPA Activity Team of the Year Award

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

 NAPA 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.

NAPA Arts in Care Homes Award

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.

NAPA Year of Moving and Grooving Award

This category celebrates an individual or team that have embraced The NAPA Year of Moving and Grooving and enhanced the lives of the people they support through the promotion of physical activity.


NAPA Grow Old Disgracefully Award

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:

o inspires you with their zest for life?
o is living life with an outrageous or fabulous twist?
o 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?

We want to hear from you!

Nominations close 5pm on Friday the 16th July 2021. Good Luck!