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 and abilities is a complex process. Sadly, the level of inactivity within care homes remains high and engaging people with dementia a particular challenge. The document outlines what constitutes ‘good‘ activity provision within care homes for older people. It includes a practical, evidence-based benchmark tool to evaluate current practice and promote excellence in care home activities. The publication is aimed at care home providers, managers and commissioners, and is also available to residents, their families and friends, and inspectors. Click here to download the document.