NAPA, the National Activity Providers Association, is a charity that provide support, activity resources and training to staff working in the care sector. They have developed a colour-coding system for their activities to help staff to try to match what they provide to residents’ cognitive abilities, interests and levels of participation. Picture News Care are recognized as one of NAPA’s accredited activity resource suppliers.
Weekly activity resources for care home residents
What We Do
We are a caring team, dedicated to providing meaningful activity resources for the older generation living with supported care.
We passionately believe that anyone who has lived a long life has a wealth of experiences to share.
We produce weekly resources that stimulate older minds, provoke their valuable opinions and viewpoints about what is happening in the world because we believe that you never stop learning, and you’re never too old to have a voice!
What People Say
See what some of our lovely care homes have said about our resources.
We provide clear, ready-to-use resources for activity coordinators to guide residents through group or one-to-one discussions. What’s included:
A glossy poster image with a ‘big question’ to ignite interest and discussion
A NAPA colour-coded guide for discussions with thought-provoking questions to develop opinions and allow opportunity for sharing life stories
Two linked activity resources e.g. quizzes, words searches, old music, games, arts and crafts, sensory ideas and much more! Designed for various cognitive abilities
A two-sided mini newspaper with positive stories and space to share residents’ opinions
Become part of the Picture News Family and benefit from our weekly resources for your residents.
Picture News Care
Full access to Picture News Care Online
Sent via email every week
We accept payment using Credit Card (via Stripe) or
Manual Payment (please contact us if you wish to proceed with manual payment)
Residents Living with Dementia
Our discussion resources are recognised by experts as part of a cognitive stimulation therapy programme.
We plan each week’s news pack carefully to include open-ended questions so that residents can engage in a conversation that’s personal to them.
The resource guides are designed to help staff lead group or one-to-one chats in a supportive way.
CPD Webinar Training Programme
We are passionate about providing care home residents with the best activity resources we can offer.
As an integral part of our annual subscription, each season we prepare a programme of online webinars to help support care homes to deliver exciting and balanced activity programmes.
We regularly have guest speakers from the care home sector to contribute to our programmes. Past speakers include dementia champion and inventor of PAL instrument, Jackie Pool.
We offer a very popular and wide range of CPD for Care Home Managers and Activity Co-Ordinators.
View our upcoming training events below.
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