About

Purple Balm is a nursing and care provider with a genuine understanding of the challenges faced when seeking care. Established in 2006 by experienced professionals, Purple Balm can help you and your family to get the best care possible at home or within a care centre environment.

Mission
“Our mission is to provide nursing and care staff to service users in the environment of their choice. We recognise the individuality of service users and tailor the service to meet their specific needs. We respect the skills of all staff and recognise our responsibility to assign them for optimal benefit.”

Accreditation and Registration
Purple Balm is inspected and accredited by the Care Quality Commission, and you are able to read our latest reports here on the website. We are registered with Devon County Council and are also a member of the Home Care Association.

Head Office

Shona Ankers

Finance Manager

I am the Finance Manager. I am AAT qualified and have 15+ years’ experience in the charity sector. I previously worked for EDP Drug and Alcohol services in Exeter and understand how difficult and rewarding it can be working in this field.

Sophie Carmody

Head of Care &Training

Prior to joining Purple Balm I was a Practice and Community Nurse. I managed long term conditions including diabetes and dementia, infection control, research and tissue viability (wound management). I was a student nurse mentor and taught clinical skills. I gained my MSc in Contemporary Healthcare. Since starting at Purple I have become a first aid instructor, a moving & handling of people and objects instructor, I have completed the train the trainer in the common components of mandatory training. I obtained my level 3 in training & education and am currently studying the level 5. I have a very relaxed inclusive teaching style and welcome your own experiences of working on the front line of your organisation.

Kat Cox

Registered Manager

I am the Registered Manager for Purple Balm. I have worked in the care industry for the past seven years in a variety of settings and locations across Devon. I am passionate about providing a high standard of person centred care to each individual we support. I have worked in supported living, home care and most recently residential services. Outside of work I enjoy exercising and teaching Zumba Fitness.

Katy Ankers

Commercial Growth Lead

It is my role to ensure that Purple Balm has a steady growth by ensuring a high level of employee retention and recruitment. Prior to working for Purple Balm I have been an assistant manager of a nightclub, a management assistant of a hire car company, and most recently a legal secretary for a local family law firm. I also have a degree in Business Studies from Exeter University and am currently studying towards a level 3 CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice.

Exeter & Newton Abbot

Lee Tobin

Service Manager for Children & Young Adults

Lee has over 6 years experience in care. Starting work in a care home as a support worker, Lee worked his way up the chain to become the Registered Manager. Lee is passionate in ensuring care is delivered to a high standard.

Kate Derrick

Deputy Manager

I am the Deputy Manager of Exeter. I am working towards my NVQ level 5 in Health & Social Care. I have worked in care for the last 13 years. Starting from health care assistant in a residential home, I then moved to the NHS where I gained invaluable experience. As Deputy Manager I strive to ensure a high level of person centered care and to support my team as we develop and grow.

Elna Swart

Field Care Supervisor

Elna has worked in the care industry for 2 years. Prior to joining Purple Balm she worked for a domiciliary care business in Exeter. Working in partnership with other healthcare professionals and using a person-centered approach, with the aim of maximising the independence, well-being and choice of clients. Responsible for ensuring clients are safe and helping them to reach their potential and improve their lives. She has also 16 years of experience in administration working as an administrator at various companies over the years. Elna is very passionate about ensuring high levels of care and customer service.

Sarah England

Field Care Supervisor

I have worked in the Health and social care sector since 2007, I started my career as a care assistant in a residental home in Exeter, and fell in love with the job.

Here I completed my NVQ Level 2 and went on to be Senior Care assistant. Whilst working at the residential home I joined a Care Company in Exeter and became a domicillary care worker. I went on to complete various job roles within this company including: Field Care Supervisor; Care Co-ordinator; Administrator and Care Delivery Manager,

I have completed a NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, Level 3 diploma in Healthcare support services and a Level 3 Award in Employment and personal learning skills in Health.

I have lots of hands on experience and i am passionate about ensuring our clients recieve the best possible care aswell as ensuring our staff on the front line are throughly supported.

South Devon

Laura Harding

Field Care Supervisor

I have been working in healthcare for 15 years, in residential care settings. In those 15 years I have completed my NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 as well as various other qualifications and training. In 2017 I completed my degree in health and social welfare.

I enjoy working with all of our clients but have a keen interest in working with clients with varying needs including mental health.

I have carried out many different roles within my career in healthcare, from HCA to registered manager this has equipped me well for working in my current role as field care supervisor.

Becka Lawley

Care Co-Ordinator

I have worked in the health social care sector for 17 years, predominately in a care home setting.

I feel very passionately about working with the elderly and children.

In 2015 I achieved a degree in early childhood studies and a foundation degree in children’s workforce. I feel that my experience and knowledge equips me well for my role of care co-ordinator within Purple Balm.

I thrive on learning new skills and enjoy training. I am very experienced within administration and also hold NVQ2 in admin along with a QCF level 3 in Business.

Jenna Ball

Field Care Supervisor

I have been working in healthcare for 10 years. In those 10 years I have completed my NVQ 2 and NVQ 3. I have over the 10 Years put myself forward for many training courses to further my knowledge within the field of care.

I have worked within domiciliary care for 9years, I enjoy the challenges, rewards and assistance I can provide the clients that comes with working in domiciliary car environment.

I have carried out many different roles within care; I enjoyed working as an HCA and with clients. I have previously worked as a Field supervisor and enjoyed the role.

I enjoy working with all the clients and carers we have and look forward to meeting any new faces in the future.

Natasha Bullied

Administrator / Care Co-ordinator

I have been working in the health and social care sector for 12 years. I studied at Plymouth University where I obtained a degree in Health and social care management in 2011. I have since completed various other qualifications and training.

Predominantly I have worked in the residential care and domiciliary care setting covering a variety of different job roles which have included: senior carer, care coordinator and field care supervisor.

I am passionate about all aspects of care and have worked with clients with varied ages and needs but I really enjoy working with the elderly in particular.

I feel my previous experiences and knowledge and enthusiasm equips me to do well at Purple Balm.

Purple Balm is a nursing and care provider with a genuine understanding of the challenges faced when seeking care. Established in 2006 by experienced professionals, Purple Balm can help you and your family to get the best care possible at home or within a care centre environment.

Mission

“Our mission is to provide nursing and care staff to service users in the environment of their choice. We recognise the individuality of service users and tailor the service to meet their specific needs. We respect the skills of all staff and recognise our responsibility to assign them for optimal benefit.”

Accreditation and Registration

Purple Balm is inspected and accredited by the Care Quality Commission, and you are able to read our latest reports here on the website. We are registered with Devon County Council and are also a member of the Home Care Association.

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