Care at Home (Wearside) Limited was founded in 1989 by Margaret Mandal, a former RGN and Ward Sister. Raised on a family farm in Ireland, Margaret pursued a nursing career in England. While working as a Ward Sister, she recognised the unmet needs of patients about to be discharged from the hospital, who lacked support at home. This realisation led her to establish Care at Home with a singular goal: to offer top-quality care services in Sunderland, enabling individuals to maintain their independence in their own homes.
As the second company of its kind in England, Care at Home has upheld its commitment to the well-being of its service users for over three decades. In January 2019, Margaret retired and appointed Amanda Purvis to oversee all aspects of the service. Amanda's journey into home care began with informal support for her mother, who suffered from motor neurone disease and needed palliative care at home. She later joined a local home care agency as a support worker, where she identified opportunities for more inclusive and person-centred care. This prompted her to advance her career in social care.
Amanda's extensive experience encompasses working with both small independent and large corporate care organisations. Her primary objective is to ensure that the Care at Home team delivers high-quality services across Wearside for years to come.
In 2019, Care at Home expanded its services with Seafarers Way and further extended into the Gateshead area in 2021. The introduction of Maggie's Daffodils in 2023 marked another milestone in our commitment to quality care at home.