Our Story

Combe Home Care started out as a small family business in 2018 when husband and wife team Daniel and Kerry Turton used their experience in care, business and volunteering in the community to form a fully registered care company. Former Police woman, Kerry has over twenty years experience in care from carer to manager in care homes of growing sizes. After successfully turning around the fortunes of local care homes and setting up a large new home from scratch she ventured in to learning disabilities and mental health services. Kerry also specialises in Dementia and worked hard to train many people in our community to make Ilfracombe a Dementia friendly town through her voluntary work with One Ilfracombe. She is also an NVQ assessor, so can make sure the staff are well looked after. Her real passion is making sure our service users are well looked after, safe and happy.

Daniel Turton is a local lad, with his Father, Michael and Grandfather before him running a local business in the town for years. Mum Sylvia used to care for many children at the Lantern pre school. A former pupil of all the Ilfracombe Schools and Chartered Accountant by trade, involved in many sports representing Ilfracombe at most of them. Local Councillor, school governor and One Ilfracombe Director. As a couple we enjoy volunteering in the community and are heavily involved at our second home, Ilfracombe rugby Club where Dan founded the Sharks youth section. Much of our spare time is spent there helping with community events such as Fireworks and Beer Festival as well as safeguarding the kids and adults on and off the pitch. As a result we have got to know many people in the area and are passionate about helping our community wherever we can. Both Kerry and Dan have been awarded separate Pride in Ilfracombe awards Kerry for her Dementia work and Dan for promoting sport and helping kids get involved. Kerry also won RFU volunteer of the year and Dan was named Devon Volunteer of the year in 2019 and has gone on to become Mayor of Ilfracombe.


We have a well trained group of amazing staff who really do care about their work. We try to keep continuity with our carers so they can build a good relationship with our clients and get to know their individual needs. We look after every client as if they were part of our own family and our service users and staff are our top priority.

Everyone involved with the business has worked so hard to get to where we are now and to ensure the best care is given around North Devon. We will continue to work on our company and our training to keep up, if not further improve our standards of care, customer service and our business in general.

We thank all of our Staff, Clients, Families and everyone else involved in making Combe Home Care what it is today and we hope you will continue this journey with us!

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