In 2016 Prama was privileged to begin delivering Brain Injury Care Services for people in Dorset with an acquired brain injury.

We are an experienced charity known for providing outstanding domiciliary care, with a commitment to help older people, vulnerable adults and now people with acquired brain injury, to live independently with the high-quality care and support they deserve.

Prama has built a reputation for home care on a solid foundation of Christian values, though is not an exclusively religious organisation; our clients and staff come from a range of faiths, or no faith. It is the core Christian values of love and care underpinning our services that has enabled us to develop the reputation we are proud to have.

The Brain Injury Service sits within the PramaCARE part of the Prama Foundation, benefitting from the recognised exemplary processes and procedures that have underpinned our domiciliary care for many years.

In the Brain Injury Service our work is as varied as our clients’ needs, and does not focus solely on providing care in the home.

Whilst we do support some of our clients with tasks and activities at home, we also help people access: 

  • education

  • training 

  • community based social and developmental activities

We also provide respite sits to enable family members and carers to have a break or engage themselves in social activities. Our work is built around supporting people with their rehabilitation to reduce isolation and enable people to retain a level of independence.

We have a small and dedicated team of fully trained staff, which is growing all the time. As we progress through 2018, we are working to reach out more widely across the country and provide more care and support to those who need it.  

We are growing our networks and meeting new clients all the time. Our aim is to become the Service provider of choice within the County for professionals, individuals, families and carers alike. We are developing a front facing approach, giving professionals, clients and family members security in the high quality of service that is provided.

If you would like to know more about our service, or if you like to speak with someone about what assistance we can offer, please give us a call on 01202 207320.

Our role in rehabilitation is to give our clients their very best chance at making improvements through engaging in different community based activities or approaches. We aim to enable our clients to retain as much independence as possible, including working on skills and aspects of their lives they may be struggling with. The support we provide for family members and carers is essential for their wellbeing, providing space to be themselves and retain their own identity and independence.”

Diane Evans - Brain Injury Service Manager

“My own recovery from a brain injury has been helped immensely as I have integrated back into work slowly through helping others who have suffered similar or worse injuries than I have.” Rehabilitation Support Worker

I received brain injury education in addition to other training, and achieved my NVQ 2 in Health and Social care. I enjoyed learning about brain injury and how it affects an individual and their families, and I have gained vital experience working with individuals who were living with brain injury.” Rehabilitation Support Worker

To find out more or download our Service Brochure or contact us:- 

Tel: 01202 207320

Email: bis@pramacare.co.uk

 

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Steve Robinson CEO 2We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Robinson as our new CEO. He will assume responsibilities in the New Year, succeeding Jeff Russell, who is retiring after 5 years with the charity.

Steve has a long history in the leadership of local, national and international charities and social businesses.  He has been instrumental in the development of innovative mental and physical health care services and community centres, including ground breaking cancer and dementia advocacy programmes.  An international speaker and trainer on issues of demographics and intergenerational solidarity, Steve has also been involved in working with the development of Age Friendly Communities, contributing to the United Nations on the recognition of the human rights of older people.

Commenting on the appointment, Steve said “I am both delighted and honoured to be appointed Chief Executive at Prama.  As a local charity, it does so much to support vulnerable adults, helping them to avoid the loneliness and isolation that can lead to frailty and exclusion in old age.  This enables them to enjoy their independence whilst living in their own homes. I am looking forward to making my contribution to such a committed and capable staff team and to the many volunteers and partners we have across the area as together we seek to provide an excellent service to our community”.

Steve is a great believer in the power of communities and adds: “For many older people Christmas can be difficult. Recent research from Age UK has indicated that 60% of older people don’t expect happiness to be a part of their Christmas this year.  This is simply not the way it should be, and it’s only by working together in genuine partnerships, forged between local authorities, charities, churches and families that we will intentionally create the community we want to live in”.

Prama, whose head office is in Poole, was founded in 1982 as the Christian charity, Pramacare, by the late Dr Chris Moran, initially to provide support to people leaving hospital.  The charity now employs around 300 staff and continues to provide a highly respected homecare service to more than 550 clients; nail care to over 800 clients; a range of clubs for older people and those living with dementia; carers’ support groups; several charity shops; a fair trade shop and a befriending service.

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