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An introduction to Prama – care at home in Dorset

An introduction to Prama – care at home in Dorset

Prama is a registered charity providing a full range of “at home” care services in Dorset. Established in 1982, Prama’s aim is to help older people to live independently in their own home with the outstanding care they need and deserve.  We actively encourage support from family and friends and have strong links with local communities through our range of community services including, pop-in, special interest and dementia clubs.

Awarded “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission for our Care provision, Prama employs over 300 people in Dorset.  Our services include:

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If your parents/relatives can recognise that they need more help at home, then Prama believes this is the start of a new era where the daily concerns of getting up, getting washed and dressed and even cutting toenails become a thing of the past.

Everyone is different, and so every care plan is individually tailored to making sure each individual maintains their independence for as long as possible, at home. Prama also offers a “sitting service” where live-in carers/spouses can take a short break.

Services available from Prama include: domiciliary care, dementia or illness-specific care, overnight care or befriending.  There is more information on all of these services on the following pages.

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Prama is about much more than care at home. Our community outreach programme is a vital part of the individual’s care because it helps maintain their independence at home.  Whilst a carer will support and advise on all aspects of life at home, Prama believes it’s really important to maintain links to the outside world too.

PramaLIFE run a wide range of social clubs, some focussing on specific hobbies like gardening, sporting memories or keep fit, some supporting those living with dementia, others simply a space for a natter over coffee! We also provide lifts to the GP or a social trip out with others in their minibus.  Staff and volunteers are a critical link to those who may be isolated and living alone.


Contact Prama here for more information.

You might be interested to read more about how to choose a care agency here.

If you’re considering hiring a carer, this section may be useful.

Or you might be interested in how to fund care here

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