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.

“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

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.

Elna Swart

Office Assistant

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.

Exeter & Newton Abbot

Caron White

Field Care Co-ordinator

I've been in the care sector for nearly nine years. I've had various job roles within that time including domiciliary and agency care coordinator & recruitment executive. I've also had nearly four years 'hands on' experience in the field, having worked as a domiciliary care worker & care assistant within a care home. I started with Purple Balm manning their out-of-hours telephone line last year, and more recently I have taken a job within the office as care co-ordinator.

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.

South Devon