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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99% say they would recommend Prama to a friend

Prama Recruitment

ACCTA2Prama is improving the career opportunities available to its staff to allow us to optimise the benefits our employees receive from the company. We are being proactive in our endeavours to ensure staff not only enjoy their role, but are also able to progress on to bigger and better things should they wish to. 

Many health care companies do not necessarily place an emphasis on this aspect of the business but Prama is looking to manifest its caring ethos for our many patients in the way we treat our workforce.

Living Wage From 1st October 2015

Care work is sometimes viewed as being a low paid occupation and this is one of the many reasons for why there is a shortage of staff in the industry. To help improve the situation, Prama will be paying all of our staff the living wage, effective from the 1st October.

The increase in pay will ensure all members of staff will be able to afford a good standard of living which will naturally boost morale and job satisfaction in general. In addition, staff turnover is likely to decrease as a result and this will benefit our patients as there will be an increase in the availability of care workers.

Furthermore, we will be offering the best mileage rates as well as award winning training courses in order to further assist our staff in developing their career.

For new starters, our courses will incorporate the new obligatory Care Certificate to ensure all new workers are qualified and this is something which existing staff can volunteer to achieve if they would like to.

Workforce Development Programme

Our Workforce Development Programme will be seeing continued improvements and this will allow all members of staff the chance to explore different opportunities to take their career to the next level.

We are planning to implement a three-tiered care package consisting of domestic, personal and nursing care to provide customers with a multi-faceted service that can be tailored to their needs by allowing them to choose any combination of the three.
 
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Given the new training and care package approach we will be adopting, we will now be able to offer a flexible and dynamic service to our clients by allocating Care Support Workers based on the areas they are trained in, which will have positive repercussions both for our staff and for the customers themselves.

You can view all of our latest vacancies by clicking here.

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