PramaLIFE’s vision is “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”.
We enable older people and carers to lead independent and fulfilling lives, by enhancing their health and well-being. PramaLIFE works across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and east Dorset, offering a range of community-based activities which lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity.
We provide a range of quality community-based activities, including:
55 regular support groups from social activities to specific help for carers and/or people with dementia. From Memory Lane Groups for people with dementia, to Knit and Natter, exercise groups and coffee mornings. We are constantly adding to the quality of our work, including a new IT support group and support groups for family carers.
We also support people to access other services in the community and/or helping them in between group meetings with specific issues in their lives e.g. bereavement.
We deliver a voluntary befriending and mentoring support scheme for carers. With Hope in the Community we are supporting faith groups to develop their support for older people/carers.
In an average month we are supporting 800+ people. We know from their feedback and surveys we are making a significant impact on their lives.
Many people we support experience challenges with their health and well-being, including low income, bereavement and inadequate housing. We are there to help them.
We are proactively engaging with all communities e.g. the Chinese community with cancer awareness and we have set up an exercise group for LGBQT older people.
We are providing Telephone Befriending Groups, which can involve up to 10 people at a time on a joint call, as well as one to one calls.