Activity Provision: benchmarking good practice in care homes

This publication has been produced by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) and NAPA, the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People working in partnership. Evidence shows that providing a range of activities within care homes can improve residents’ quality of life. However, the provision of meaningful activity appropriate to an individuals’ interests…

Later Life Training collaborating on NIHR research project – ProAct65+

Dawn Skelton, Susie Dinan-Young and Bob Laventure are co-investigators on a large National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment research grant. This multi-centre RCT trial in primary care (London, Nottingham and Derby) compares a community group exercise programme (FaME) with home based exercise (OEP) and with usual care for people aged 65 and over.…

Dawn Skelton working on MRC research project ENVISAGE

Dawn Skelton is a co-investigator on a large Medical Research Council research grant entitled “ENVISAGE-Promoting Physical independence by involving users in rehabilitation through dynamic visualisations of movement data”. The large project team include Prof Phil Rowe at the University of Strathclyde, Prof Alaistair MacDonald at the Glasgow School of Art and other co-investigators at Glasgow…

Vitalyz Ltd

Vitalyz run introductory one day courses for those working in care settings wanting to introduce staff to simple activities that get people moving more often. Click on their logo for further information. Their one day course is endorsed by the College of Occupational Therapists.

YMCAfit Training

Established in 1984, YMCAfit, a Charity, is one of the UK’s leading trainers of fitness professionals. We have developed the largest portfolio of fitness training products available in the UK. YMCAfit offers a variety of training coures, including the L3 Older Adult course. This course was developed for those wishing to work with healthy older…