Poole Charity thanks staff for hard work during pandemic
Posted on: 14/10/2020
Local Poole based charity Prama are thanking their staff for hard work during the Coronavirus pandemic, which continues to put a strain on the care industry. Over the past six months, Prama’s care support workers have continued to care for those classed as most vulnerable, providing the same level of care and support as they did before the pandemic, with a smile on their faces, never faltering in their ability to provide compassion for those in their care.
Prama have managed to continue offering their care services throughout, whilst their PramaLife team have adapted to offer support and activities online and over the phone, since temporarily closing their community groups during lockdown earlier in the year. PramaLife have managed to provide 1211 hours of phone support to those who required it, alongside 540 hours of online groups and activities. The PramaLife Friendship line has been a huge success, with 72 friends made through the initiative to date.
130 people have been supported through the crisis, with shopping and prescription collections amongst the services offered for those in need and 34,560 hours of personal care have been provided through PramaCare, supporting older people in their own homes during the pandemic.
Prama have gratefully received donations and have benefited from individual fundraisers, allowing the charity the funds to continue offering support throughout this turbulent time. The charity has also benefited from a 17% rise in volunteers over the past six months. With the charity’s shops, located across the Poole, Bournemouth and East Dorset area beginning to open up again, it is brilliant to see old and new customers returning and showing their support.
Speaking of the charity’s work during the pandemic, Prama’s Chief Executive Officer, Steve Robinson, said:
“It is undeniable that the current pandemic has had a direct impact, however we are proud to have had a zero infection rate and are so grateful to our staff who have continued to work hard to provide their usual high standard of care and support throughout these difficult times.
Our care support workers, especially, have been working on the front line, tirelessly ensuring that those in their care are well looked after. We are proud of our team, for continuing to provide support to older people and carers in the community, despite everything”.
You can find out more about the services PramaCare and PramaLife provide on their websites https://www.pramacare.org.uk/ https://www.pramalife.org/ and follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pramacharity/
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