Registered Care Manager and Director
Hello, I am Andrea Hampshire the proud owner of Homeinstead Senior Care, Godalming territory.
I have worked more than 20 years for different multinational FMCG companies before I decided that I would run my own business. I wanted to do something more meaningful and satisfying in the rest of my life.
What could be better than supporting the elderly in my local community and also to become one of the best employers of Waverley.
We aim high and we deliver.
I am aiming to create 50 new, local care jobs across Godalming, Haslemere, Cranleigh, Pulborough, Billinghurst, Petworth and surrounding areas, by this time next year.
My journey of caring for older people began at age 13. By chance, I met a lady who was standing outside her rather imposing looking care home. She told me that nobody ever went to see her, so I started to make regular visits and she loved my company, we talked for hours. But what was also special, that I enjoyed the experience just as much as she did. Ever since then I’ve had lots of valued friendships with older people, we all have so much to learn from each other.
I`ve never forgotten how uninviting that care home looked. Negative stories about the care industry have always stuck with me as well, so I decided I wanted to take a fresh approach and do things differently. It’s an absolute privilege to be making it my own business to care for our older generation.
If you or your family member need quality care to remain independent at home, I would love to find you a companion who can assist you with your needs and help you live the life you want.
Please do get in touch!
I feel very proud to join the Home Instead Senior Care family and being part of the Godalming Team. I have been working in the care industry for over 15 years working from being a CAREGiver in different fields and working my way to the role of Care Manager, a role that I have been in for about 7 years.
Care has always been in my blood and part of my life as my mother has worked in care all her life and taught me the values and respect that I carry with me today. I strive to provide the best possible service and always looking for different ways to improve the support and finding more valuable experiences for people.
When I’m not at work, you can usually find me at home with my family or going on days out and enjoying the fresh air of West Sussex, where I have lived all my life and cannot think of a better place to live.
Part time Admin and Care Coordinator
Hi Everyone, I am very pleased to be invited to join the office team at Home Instead Senior Care, Godalming. I have spent many years as a CAREGiver in all types of situations and I am experienced in domiciliary care. I am thoroughly enjoying this new challenge and putting all my organisational skills to use. I enjoy administration and putting together effectively the scheduling for the CAREGivers within the context of care coordination. It is very satisfying to make sure all of our clients have their visits when they need them and I thoroughly enjoy communicating with all our wonderful CAREGivers and fulfilling their availability to their satisfaction. It is a win win! :)
I am a Mum to two girls aged 5 and 9. I live in Alfold near Cranleigh. Our house is full of gorgeous bunnies (yes!) and a dog.. and of course my lovely husband.... (not in any particular order of preference!) :D
Vanessa is one of our fantastic CAREGivers. Here is her story.
I have had horses all my life although my family are not horsey at all! On leaving school I worked as a riding teacher and then I went to work training horses and carriages. My main career was in the police force and I remained there as a Constable for 30 years. I retired in 2017 and then decided I had more to give and wanted to work with the elderly and I found Home Instead and I have worked with them since November 2018. I love the work and find it hugely rewarding and fulfilling. The office are supportive and responsive.
Claire is one of our rising stars and is fairly new to CAREGiving - she told us how surprised she was by how much she loves the role! Here is her story.
"I was a Dental Hygienist for many years before becoming a CAREGiver so I have always enjoyed working in a caring role. I love the 'great outdoors' especially walking and often takes on a charity challenges. I am also an Indian Head massage therapist and would like to study Reflexology in the future. One of the things I love most about working for Home Instead is knowing that I have made a difference to people's days which I find incredibly rewarding."