Sylvie is the Executive Director of the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) and is responsible for all aspects of the charities work which promotes Life, Love and Laughter through meaningful engagement in care settings.
In a career spanning 50 years Sylvie has worked in a hospital, schools with a focus on special needs, adults with learning disabilities and care homes. Her passion for person centred activity and the link with well- being was influenced by all of these roles.
In 2015 Sylvie was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship to look at the training of activity providers and the role of creative arts in older peoples care in Australia and the USA. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Sylvie’s session is:
Sharing Communities: Care Home Open Day Across the Commonwealth brief summary
Care Home Open Day is about connecting people! We want to enrich the lives of care home residents by reminding people that care homes in every community are filled with unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by special people that really do care. This workshop will explore best practice around getting the community involved and how to develop overseas connections with all the benefits that can bring.