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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Carers Support Group

AboutPramaCTA3Prama understand that, when looking after a friend or family member, sometimes you may need assistance yourself. Care work can often involve plenty of long hours and commitment and that’s why we have created carer support groups in order for us to make life a little less stressful.

Carer Support Groups allow for people of all ages to meet with members of staff from Prama as well as other support workers themselves to discuss issues they are facing as well as get to know each other.

These meetings can help to solve current or potential problems that people may be facing and allow for a relaxed, informal medium of communication between carers and trained staff. The groups take place in a wide variety of locations in the local area to ensure convenience for all who would like to participate.

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CommunityServicesCTA2Whilst our staff members are present at all meetings, it is not uncommon for the carers to form relationships with one another and provide peer support on an ongoing basis. This is something we definitely encourage as the groups allow people to build a network of contacts they can depend on.

The format of the groups helps people to relax amongst like minded individuals company in a warm, friendly environment and talk to others in similar circumstances. They also ensure carers do not feel isolated or alone with their issues and allow for people to share their stories and ideas on how to best improve situations.

If you would like to speak with a member of staff regarding Carer Support Groups, please visit our contact page here.

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