Who we are

Prama Care 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 Prama Care 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 Prama Care 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.

Boards of Trustees

Rev John Simmons - Chair of Foundation Board

Mr Nick Johnson - Chair of PramaCare Board

Rev Peter Southcombe - Chair of PramaLife Board

Vacant - Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee 

Mrs Norma Lee - Chair of HR Committee

Mr Bob Allam  

Mrs Carola Campbell  

Mr Julian Pringle

Mr Tim Sharp  

Vacancy

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Senior Management Team

Mr Steve Robinson - Chief Executive Officer

Mrs Paula Jones - Chief Operating Officer

Mr Neil Stevens - Director of Service Development

Mr Chris Beale - Director of PramaLife

Ms Feriser Tasdelen - Senior Finance Manager

 

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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“Prama is my third company and best by far!”

Skinner Street Pop In Group Celebrate 30 Years

30 years of Fun and Laughter!


Prama’s Pop-In Group at Skinner Street United Reformed Church celebrated its 30th anniversary on 11 June with an afternoon party for its members, and volunteers, some of whom have been involved with the group for the whole of its existence. A huge buffet spread was laid on and the Land Girls performed songs from earlier decades, to the delight of all who attended.
Every Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm volunteers from PramaLife, part of the Prama Foundation, offer a warm welcome to any older people who would like to meet up and make friends, socialise over a cuppa, or take part in activities such as bingo, skittles or crafts.
Jean, a member who has attended the group for 5 years, said “I started coming here after I lost my husband and I’ve made lots of friends – it’s really picked me up. I’ve met up with people I went to school with!” Gladys, 95, used to be the caretaker of the hall, watching it being prepared for the Prama group with much care and thought, and has now been a member for 10 years herself. “They go one step further to make sure it’s a good day, a good show every week”.
The volunteers, Linda, Diane, Rona and Pat each received a bouquet of flowers from Prama to thank them for their time and service over the years. Bridget Barrett, the Volunteer Manager for PramaLife Poole, said, “We are delighted to be able to celebrate some wonderful memories with our lovely clients and volunteers; we have had 30 years of fun, friendship and laughter and we are especially grateful to our committed volunteers who make such a difference to our members.”
To find out more about Skinner Street Pop-In and any of Prama’s other Pop-In clubs, Memory Lane groups, Carers’ Support Groups, Coffee Mornings and Hobby Groups, please call Bridget Barrett on 01202 207310 or 07867 354578.

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