NAPA Benefit Dinner

NAPA Benefit Dinner

24 September 2019 - Malmaison Birmingham

The Journal of Dementia Care, in collaboration with the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) delivered the inaugural NAPA Benefit Dinner, which took place at the Malmaison Birmingham on 24th September 2019!

It was an evening of celebration and appreciation for the work of NAPA, complete with a silent auction, networking opportunities and enjoy a delectable 3 course meal and drinks reception.


Arrival + Drinks Reception: 6.30pm

Welcome: 7.00pm

Dinner: 7.20pm

Silent Auction + Speeches: 9.00pm (more details to follow)

Close: 9.30pm

To find out more about the work of the National Activity Providers Association, click on the image above.

Many thanks to our Drinks Reception Sponsor, OM Interactive!

We were pleased to welcome our guest speaker for the evening – Des Kelly OBE, Chair, Centre for Policy on Ageing! 

Des Kelly is Chair of the Centre for Policy on Ageing, and was previously Executive Director of the National Care Forum – a post he held for 13 years. Between 1998 and 2003 he was Partnerships Director with BUPA Care Homes. He is currently working as the Care Provider Alliance Planning Lead on EU Exit.

He was co-author of Creative Homes: how the arts can contribute to quality of life in residential care, published in 2011. Des was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007 for services to social care. Recent roles: Demos review of residential care; chair of the Advisory Group of the ‘My Home Life’; member of the CQC Market Oversight advisory group and The King’s Fund/Nuffield Trust External Project Reference Group on Sustainable Social Care and member of the Expert Panel on the future of Adult Care and Support in Northern Ireland.

Des is a trustee of Greensleeves Care, the Relatives & Residents Association and the Residential Forum.

To find out more about our daytime conference on 24th September, Creative Arts and Dementia: Developing Best Practice, please click here


For further information on the event or future booking enquiries, please contact the Events team at

For future sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please contact Caroline at

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