A Journey of Empathy and Growth: From Care Professional to Field Supervisor

I joined Home Instead Central Hampshire in 2022 as a Care Professional and in 2023 I became a Field Supervisor. In this blog, I would like to take you on my journey.

Hello, I’m Isabelle,

I joined Home Instead Central Hampshire in 2022 as a Care Professional and in 2023 I became a Field Supervisor. In this blog, I would like to take you on my journey.

Initially, I knew I wanted a ‘people-centred’ role, ideally one where I could help others and learn something new. Care was something I had thought about for a while, and when I saw the advert for Home Instead Central Hampshire it resonated with me.

As a carer, my journey began with a desire to make a positive impact on people’s lives. From assisting individuals with their daily activities to providing emotional support, being a carer was a humbling experience that very quickly taught me how easily something small like a cup of tea could make a difference to someone’s day.

The evolution of a Care Professional transitioning to a field supervisor role was a natural progression driven by a desire to extend my impact beyond direct caregiving. As a supervisor, I have now completed training that allows me to sign off other Care Professionals for medication handling. Also, I now have the opportunity to guide and support not only the individuals we care for but also the dedicated Care Professionals who work tirelessly to ensure their well-being.

Benefits of Being a Care Professional with Home Instead Central Hampshire:

  1. Being a carer allowed me to develop an acute sense of empathy and understanding. This invaluable trait has been the cornerstone of my success as a field supervisor. I can relate to the challenges caregivers face and provide support tailored to their needs.
  2. The hands-on experience gained as a carer has been priceless. It provided me with a profound understanding of the intricacies involved in caregiving. This first-hand knowledge allows me to effectively guide and mentor my team, ensuring the best possible care for our clients.
  3. One of the most rewarding aspects of being a carer was building trust-based relationships with those under my care. These relationships, rooted in empathy and compassion, continue to guide me in my role as a supervisor. They remind me of the importance of fostering a nurturing environment for both caregivers and clients.
  4. Caring often presents unpredictable situations that require quick thinking and adaptability. These experiences have instilled in me a sense of resilience, enabling me to navigate challenges and find innovative solutions.
  5. The personal growth I experienced as a carer is immeasurable. It’s a profession that constantly challenges you to be your best self, fostering a sense of fulfilment that comes from making a tangible difference in someone else’s life.

Being a Care Professional is a journey I’m immensely grateful for—a journey that continues to shape me both personally and professionally. Care isn’t just a job; it’s a calling—a path that leads to personal fulfilment and the chance to positively impact the lives of others.

Thank you for reading, and if you are considering a career in care, please contact Home Instead Central Hampshire.

Many thanks,


If you are interested in learning more about Isabelle’s journey, or how you could become a carer please get in touch with us today.