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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A service based on compassion, respect, sensitvity and trust

Prama Plus

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We have recently joined forces with an organisation called Age Concern Poole in order to further develop the Prama experience and our collaborative efforts with them have proven so popular that we have named this partnership “Prama Plus”.

Clubs And Events

Whilst Prama’s core services centre primarily on providing care and assistance for people at home, we now do so much more. With the help of Age Concern, Prama customers can now take part in a number of different events designed to allow older residents to socialise with one another and have fun.

For instance, Age Concern organise a number of regular, weekly meetings called pop-ins for residents to attend as and when they wish.

These events include parties, outings, lunches and bingo sessions as well as many more. There are also seasonal events such as Christmas lunches on offer and, with no membership fees to pay, the pop-ins provide a flexible, no obligation experience.

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Furthermore, Prama arranges a club in the Hanham Centre, Wimborne every Saturday where residents relax in a friendly environment complete with food and drink to enjoy. This club also provides support for friends and family members who care for their relations as residents receive respite care for the day.

Memory Lane clubs are another great example of the experiences available through Prama Plus. These sessions are led by a specially trained Prama memory expert to provide activities which aid in the development of mental dexterity and improved memory.

If you would like to learn more about our new Prama Plus partnership and the amazing services it includes, click here

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