Who we are

Prama is a registered charity (No. 801967) providing domiciliary care services in Dorset, a range of clubs and activities in local communities, and pre-loved goods through our charity shops.

Our aim is to help older people, vulnerable adults and people with acquired brain injury to live independently in their own home with the outstanding care they need and deserve.  We encourage support from family and friends and aim to create links with the local community through our range of community services including pop-in, special interest and dementia clubs.  See PramaCARE for details on our domiciliary care service and PramaLIFE for more details on all our community services.

The Care Quality Commission recently gave us an 'Outstanding' rating under the 'Care' category in their inspection and we’re delighted that in a survey of over 500 clients, 99% say they would recommend us

Our Vision

A world where no-one is unfairly disadvantaged or excluded, because of age or infirmity, and where every person can enjoy life as they age.

Our Mission

As a Christian Charity we enable those who live with vulnerability or isolation enjoy their independence, lead fulfilling lives and fully contribute to society.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting 2017-2018

Prama is delighted to achieve figures significantly better than the national average. In practice the average of female staff rates is actually slightly higher than the male average. This is due to there being  more women filling middle management, training and administration roles, which carry pay rates above the averages for care work and shop staff. Pramacare has a predominantly female workforce with men representing only 8.5% of the total.

Download the full report here

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How We Came About

Prama came about thanks to the late Dr. Chris Moran who launched Pramacare in 1982, initially to offer help to recently discharged hospital patients. Help was provided at that time from a handful of local church volunteers. Since then our volunteer family has grown to over 100 and we now employ nearly 300 staff working out of our Head Office in Poole or our local offices in Blandford and Kinson, or our charity shops in Ringwood, Poole, West Moors, Kinson, Tuckton, Parkstone or Ashley Cross.

Prama has built a reputation for home care on a strong and solid foundation of Christian values. That’s not to say we’re an exclusively religious organisation - our clients and staff come from a range of faiths, or no faith - but it is our core values that have enabled us to develop the reputation that we are proud to have.

Who's Who

As a charity, we are governed by a Board of Trustees who support the Senior Management Team and staff to deliver our services.

Board of Trustees

Mr Bob Allam  

Carola Campbell               

Mr Nick Johnson

Mrs Norma Lee - Chair of HR Committee

Mr Ian Melville - Chair of Finance and Business Development             

Mr Andrew Morris - Chair of PramaCARE Committee        

Mr Tim Sharp           

Rev John Simmons - Chair of Board

Rev Peter Southcombe - Chair of PramaLIFE Committee

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Senior Management Team

Mr Steve Robinson - Chief Executive Officer

Mrs Paula Jones - Chief Operating Officer

Mr Alan Murray - Director of Finance

Mr Ben Lloyd - Director of Care

Our Vision

A world where no-one is unfairly disadvantaged or excluded because of age or infirmity and where every person can enjoy life as they age.

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Prama Shops

Prama have a number of shops in the Dorset area which provide members of the public with a range of quality goods. We separate these into two distinct categories: PramaFair/fairtrade (not to be confused with Fairtrade!) and our Charity shops.

PramaFair

PRCTA1PramaFair is a shop located in Salisbury Street, Blandford which we’re happy to announce will be celebrating its first anniversary this October. It is primarily run by volunteers and is open between 09:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Saturday.

In addition, the shop also has an official eBay page for customers who would like to make a purchase online.

Here, you can find a variety of new items including jewellery, homeware and groceries and any purchases made at PramaFair benefit the Dorset community as the products we sell are all locally sourced.If you’re looking for Preloved goods, our charity shops have a lot to offer: there’s a large selection to choose from with clothes, household items and furniture to name but a few.

Pre Loved Goods

PLCTA2Prama has five charity shops located in West Moors, Parkstone, Tuckton, Kinson and Wimborne so you can be sure there is always a shop nearby.All of the goods for sale at our charity shops are kindly donated by members of the public; however, we still ensure that everything we sell is high quality.

To differentiate ourselves from other local and charity shops, PramaFair and the Prama Charity shops endeavour to stock unique and useful items that would not be found easily elsewhere, meaning there is likely to be something of interest to anyone who visits.

Furthermore, we have chosen the location for these shops so that they are easily accessible for customers anywhere in the Dorset area.

If you would like more information on PramaFair or our charity shops, please visit the retail section of our website by clicking here.

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