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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“I am so grateful for the wonderful care I receive”

Volunteer befrienders needed in the Poole area

Can you spare an hour or two each week?  Volunteers are needed in the Poole area to provide support through friendship to local people who are feeling lonely and isolated.   There is currently a waiting list of people in Poole who have asked for a befriending match, however more volunteer befrienders are needed to respond to this need.

Two local organisations, the Dorset charity Prama and Poole Well-Being Collaborative have teamed up to recruit, train and support befrienders in response to this need.  They will match them with local people who have asked for and would benefit from this support.   

Katrina Keeling of Prama said; “Having friends to look out for you and people to socialise with is so important for your quality of life and well-being.  We would like to provide more befriending matches but to do this we do need more volunteers”. 

She continued, “My own experience of befriending was really wonderful; I was working when I became a befriender to an elderly lady and I used to visit her once a week for a chat and a cup of tea.  I didn’t know many people outside my own age group and it was lovely to have this friendship with someone I wouldn’t normally meet. Being a volunteer befriender opened up a new world for me”.

Prama and the Poole Well-Being Collaborative will give full training and support to volunteers.  All volunteers have to have a DBS check prior to being matched.   

If you are interested in becoming a befriender or finding more about the service, please contact either Bridget from Prama on 01202 666195 or Judith from Poole Well-Being Collaborative on 01202 977073.

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