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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“I couldn’t manage without this friendly team of people”

Dementia Friendly Church Project Invited to APPG on Dementia Paper Launch

We were thrilled that the Prama Foundation's Dementia Friendly Church project was invited to an All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia at the launch of a paper on dementia and disability. The meeting with two MP's ( Debbie Abrahams, Robert Courts ) , a Baroness ( Baroness Greengross) who sits in the House of Lords, Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships, Alzheimer's Society, Hilary Doxford, 3 Nations Dementia Working Group plus a whole group of movers and shakers launched a report Hidden no more: dementia and disability.

The report explores whether people identify dementia as a disability and whether they are having their disability rights met. The report reveals that despite dementia being recognised as a disability in legislation (Equality Act 2010 and UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), people are not having their disability rights met - 98% of respondents think that people living with dementia are treated differently to other disabled people. The report calls for the public, employers and organisations, governments and public bodies to be more aware of, and recognise, the disability rights of people with dementia. There were six key areas identified where people told us about the challenges they are facing: employment, social protection, social care, transport, housing, and community life. The report therefore makes recommendations across those areas to national and local government to drive change so that people with dementia are able to assert their rights to services and for their rights as citizens to be treated fairly and equally.

If you want to read the full report it can be downloaded from https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-us/policy-and-influencing/2019-appg-report

This report will help shape government policy and legislation in the UK. Very exciting.

To find out more about our Dementia Friendly Church project why not visit our website https://www.dementiafriendlychurch.org.uk 

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