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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The Dorset charity is working hard to provide support to both private and local authority clients.  Paula Jones, Operations Director, says "We are thankful to still be growing and in a strong position to support all our clients through our domiciliary care service and the ever-increasing number of community activities we provide around Poole, Bournemouth, East Dorset and beyond.  We have come a long way in the last 35 years, since Dr Chris Moran started the charity with volunteers in 1987 and have built an organisation that demonstrates resilience and sustainability in response to the increasing demands on the sector.  We still believe, as Dr Moran did, that a Christian based charity can make such a difference to people's lives." 

Paula continues, "The challenges faced across the sector affect us, as they do many care organisations.  Whilst we have a reputation for being a great employer we still struggle to recruit care workers, who are in short supply.  We simply don't have enough staff to take on the number of clients who want our services."  

The increasing reference in the wider media to the social care crisis and the BBC Panorama programme (aired on 20th March), clearly indicate the extent of the problem being faced by the social care sector.  This isn't a problem that will be easily resolved - the government's promise in the recent budget to provide an additional £2 billion to councils in England over the next 3 years to spend on adult social care services may only dent the surface. 

It's encouraging to know that at Prama, the care they deliver to clients who are funded by the local authority is just the same high quality as they deliver to private clients - as Paula emphasised: "We provide an identical service to our local authority clients.  We don't discriminate in any way and firmly believe that no-one should be disadvantaged because they are not eligible for funding."  

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