These standards are based on the CQUIN from 2010/11 called 25 Hours of Meaningful Activity.  This was based on supporting and encouraging a mixture of activities with a minimum requirement to provide each individual with at least 25 hours of structured activities that were meaningful to them, and linked to outcomes of personalisation and recovery. There was an emphasis on the importance of being able to be spontaneous with activities responding to service user requests and needs, as well as having a timetable of planned activities. During the development of these standards the focus groups felt that the focus needed to be more on the Meaningful nature of the activities and less focus on the 25 hour requirements – as such we have just called these Meaningful Activity Standards.