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29 Sep 2023


In October 2023, we commemorate a decade of honouring excellence in the field of activity and engagement with the NAPA Member Awards.

These awards have evolved over the years to align with current best practices, consistently recognising the exceptional contributions of individuals and teams who have excelled in the past year.

The NAPA Member Awards serve a crucial purpose: to promote and celebrate best practices in activity and engagement. They pay homage to those who have gone above and beyond in enriching the lives of others through their dedicated efforts. These awards are a testament to the commitment of individuals and teams in enhancing the quality of life for countless individuals.

Each year, the awards ceremony becomes a highly anticipated event, and the 2023 edition is no exception. Set against the backdrop of Central London, this year’s ceremony promises to be a remarkable occasion. Finalists, along with their friends, will gather to celebrate excellence in the field. However, this isn’t just another awards event; it’s a celebration infused with surprise entertainment and an exciting auction, adding an element of thrill to the proceedings.

Beyond the awards themselves, the event promises carnival themed entertainment, creating an atmosphere of celebration and camaraderie.

These awards are a true celebration of Activity Provision within the NAPA Membership. What sets them apart is their inclusivity. They bring together NAPA members from various sectors, including statutory, independent, and voluntary organizations. Furthermore, volunteers, family members, and individuals who use NAPA member services all play a pivotal role in this celebration. It’s a testament to the wide-reaching impact that activity provision has on diverse communities.

The heart of the NAPA Member Awards lies in recognising the contributions of the 3,000 care and support services who collectively form the NAPA membership. This event provides a platform for acknowledging and applauding the dedicated individuals and teams whose unwavering commitment has enriched lives.

Gianna Burns, NAPA Communications Manager, who oversees the process says ‘Nominating someone for a NAPA Member Award is a powerful gesture. It’s a public declaration of appreciation for their exceptional efforts. It is a way to say, “Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others.” These awards hold the potential to inspire others to strive for excellence and make a positive impact’.

Activity Providers come in various roles and titles, making these awards accessible to a wide array of professionals. The focus is on individuals who exhibit innovation and creativity in meeting the unique needs of the people they support. More importantly, nominees must display exceptional commitment and a skilled approach to prioritising wellbeing.

The NAPA Member Awards are not just about recognising achievements; they are about celebrating the dedication, innovation, and compassion that drive the membership. These awards serve as a beacon of inspiration, reminding us all of the profound impact that activity provision can have on individuals and communities. As we enter the 10th year of these awards, we look forward to another decade of honoring excellence and continuing to elevate the standards of care and engagement in our society. As the saying goes, “Excellence is not a skill; it’s an attitude,” and the NAPA Member Awards exemplify this attitude beautifully.

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