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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Dorset charity, Prama to re-open Ferndown Barrington Centre with immediate effect

 

Dorset charity, Prama to re-open Ferndown Barrington Centre with immediate effect.  

  • Donations collected from the local community in the last few days will be ‘ring-fenced’ for the Centre. 
  • Centre staff will be retained and operating costs underwritten.
  • Centre to maintain identity and existing services will continue.

 
Following discussions with the Ferndown Community Association, Dorset charity Prama has agreed to take the Barrington Centre forward and re-open it to the public with immediate effect.

Barrington Centre
 
Prama have agreed to retain the staff and underwrite the operating costs of the Centre.  The Ferndown Community Association voted unanimously to accept Prama’s offer as it would allow the Centre to maintain its identity as part of the Ferndown community and see the Centre's much loved services continue.
 
Steve Robinson, Chief Executive of Prama said, ”I am delighted that Prama is able to support the community of Ferndown and facilitate this wonderful centre’s future. I would like thank everyone, including the staff team, volunteers and public, who have worked so hard to help, and assure everybody who has made a donation or supported the Barrington Centre through this difficult time and that every penny of the donations made in recent days and months will be ring-fenced and used for the purpose they were given in securing the future for the centre. I would especially like to recognise the extraordinary efforts made by the Trustees who have remained so strong under pressure. Although many will know Prama as a charity that primarily provides care to older people, I can assure everyone that we will be supporting the Barrington to be a community centre for all ages."
 
Kathleen Taylor, Chairman of the FCA stated, “The FCA are thrilled that, with the support of Prama, we are able to reopen the Barrington centre and Raffles Café to the public, and to enable our tenants, Ferndown Town Council, the Community Support Police and Neighbourhood Watch to continue to provide their much need public services”.  


The Barrington Centre will open its doors this morning (Friday 27 January) at 9am; it is anticipated the café will be open for business from 10am, with a limited menu.  All tickets purchased will be honoured, coach trips scheduled and activity clubs will be reinstated, but we would advise you to contact your group leaders initially.

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