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 RegistrationPurple 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.
Senior Registered Manager
Sara has worked in the care industry for over 19 years during which time she has worked in Domiciliary care and supported living providing 24 hour specialist care to clients with a variety of disabilities. She began working for Purple Balm in May 2014 and is passionate about providing person centred care and ensuring that Purple Balm continues to support their clients both in their homes and in establishments.
Field Care Supervisor
Steve has been working in the care industry for 7+ years and joined our team in June 2014, having worked as a Field Care Manager with his previous employer. Steve is very passionate about his job and likes to ensure that clients receive quality, person centred care. .
Sarah-Jane has many years of care experience working within the domiciliary care setting. Sarah-Jane is very passionate about the quality of care being provided and ensures the carers skills match that of the needs of the clients.
Michelle has over 30 years’ experience working in administration and finance – including actuarial assistant valuing life policies and occupational pension schemes. She has also set up her own business, and dealt with everything from ordering PPE to the management of staff including payroll and invoicing and issuing Risk And Method Statements. She also comes with Microsoft Office expertise. Michelle joined us as the finance assistant but now her duties also include HR and general administration.
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.
I have worked in the care industry for 23 years, mainly with young people with learning disabilities and deaf/blind people in both schools and residential settings. I then decided to change direction and thought I could put my people skills to good use as a receptionist at a GP Surgery and a Veterinary Surgery. I missed working in the care sector, and applied for the position of Training Administrator for Purple Balm.
Nursing Development Manager
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.
Karen has worked in the Care Industry for 5+ years and joined Purple Balm in October 2015. She has a good level of understanding having worked as a Carer, Co-ordinator and Office manager for her previous Employer. Karen is passionate about a providing a Client centred approach and her focus is giving continuity of care to her Clients. Karen believes that for a company to succeed there must be a high level of trust and reliability between Staff both office based and Carers alike.
Field Care Supervisor
Karin has worked in the care industry for 8+ years. She has an excellent knowledge of care from her previous employment as a carer and as a Field care Supervisor. Karin is passionate about ensuring the best standard of care is provided to our Clients which is achieved through high levels of communication, understanding and on-going monitoring of our care Team.
Charlotte has been in the care industry for 8+ years, starting as a cleaner in a Nursing Home at the age of 16. When she turned 18 she became a Care Assistant and gained her NVQ3 in Health and Social Care. Charlotte was in the top 5 in the South West and reached the final in the Great British Care Awards twice and was asked to go to the National Finals. Charlotte gained experience in Nursing, Residential and Domiciliary care before becoming a Care Coordinator at Purple Balm. She thoroughly enjoys working for Purple Balm and working with all their clients and staff. Charlotte is passionate helping to provide the best care possible.