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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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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Poole Conversation

It’s not often that you get the Assistant Chief Constable, the Mayor, the hospital Chief Executive, the Leader of the Council, the Principal of the College and numerous other movers and shakers in one room with representatives from churches, voluntary groups, business and statutory sectors for a big conversation on working together.

However that’s what happened on Wednesday 29th June at Poole’s Thistle Hotel, as over 150 of the towns leaders, influencers and charities (including Prama) and churches came together for the Poole Conversation. The first event of its kind in the area, celebrated over 300 current activities that the churches of Poole are already running in the town thanks to over 200,000 volunteer hours!  This strategic conversation had the aim of looking at what still needed to be done to properly care for our communities and how we can use all the available resources of faith, voluntary, business, and statutory sectors to make things happen on the ground.

Speaker Group with Steve Robinson

Debra Green OBE from national charity Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) was asked by Jackie Leswell, the chair of Churches Together in Poole, to come and facilitate this conversation.  ROC have run over 150 of these across the country and have huge experience of working with the police and other partners to bring change to individual lives.

So, with the support of local charities Prama and Livability, the invitations went out to all sectors to join in. The Faithworks Wessex team undertook an audit of existing church activity in the community that showed a plethora of community help including at least 20 parent and toddler groups with 900 attending regularly and 13 lunch clubs with over 325 attendees.

The conversation asked “what are the gaps and big issues facing the town?” “What projects could meet those gaps?” and “What resources have we got to meet them?”

The aim was not just to talk, but to identify and prioritise projects that the attending organisations could achieve together and meet a real need for the people of Poole with the minimum of cost and red tape.

Steve Robinson, CEO of local charity Prama, the lead sponsor of the event said “In such a confusing national situation I see this is a ray of hope. We have to confront the realities of ever-reducing social care funding trying to meet ever-growing need within our communities -particularly in issues of ageing, loneliness and social exclusion. To have a day like this, where key strategic leaders and folk from the grass-roots are committing to work together, is an excellent model for the future”.

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