About Aster Care

Our background & mission

Aster Care was established in Portsmouth in 2009 to supply trained staff to learning disability establishments in Hampshire. By 2011, we observed a lack of care provision for people with long-term health conditions who wanted to live at home but couldn’t due to a lack of basic nursing support only provided in nursing homes. In addition, whilst many care providers offered short ‘pop-in’ visits of 15-30 minutes, none provided 24-hour continuous support at home. It, therefore, became our mission to seek out clinical skills training for care workers and combine that with 24-hour care, resulting in a viable alternative to a nursing home, which we achieved. Our success has helped change the way care is delivered at home leading to a calmer, fulfilling way of life.

Our Staff Team

We are a local business, independently owned and able to respond to local needs.
We are a well-run, friendly and responsive service, managed by the team of people below.

Pam Butler head shot - Aster Care provides care at home services in Portsmouth & the surrounding area for people with lifelong conditions & dementia.

Pam Butler

Pam has multi-hat responsibility to develop and maintain efficient operational systems and processes, compliance, quality assurance, including complaints and safeguarding, as well as marketing, business development, recruitment & training. In addition, Pam is directly involved with staff and service users, using her nursing background to undertake all complex needs assessments, translating them into simple, clear care plans for staff to deliver personalised and effective care.

Jo Clark head shot - Aster Care provides care at home services in Portsmouth & the surrounding area for people with lifelong conditions & dementia.

Jo Clark

Jo is responsible for ensuring staff are matched to service users and that the allocation of care runs smoothly. Jo supports the Operations Director with recruitment, assessment, supervision & appraisal, producing payroll and invoicing. Jo expertly participates in the on-call service and gives additional support to those on-call, should they need it. Jo has over 20 years of experience across day care/residential services and holds an NVQ Level 5 in Health & Social Care.

Carey Stevens head shot - Aster Care provides care at home services in Portsmouth & the surrounding area for people with lifelong conditions & dementia.

Carey Stevens

Carey primarily manages the day to day allocation of work and the 4-week rota programming, along with the administration of recruitment and training. She also participates in the out of hours on-call service.

Carey holds an NVQ 2 in Health & Social Care, recently qualifying as the company’s Moving & Handling Trainer and training staff in managing PEG feeding & medication administration and observational visits.

Muthu Govindarajah head shot - Aster Care provides care at home services in Portsmouth & the surrounding area for people with lifelong conditions & dementia.

MUTHU GOVINDARAJAH

Muthu Govindarajah is a qualified nurse and was one of only four people appointed as a Community Nurse pioneer for people with learning disabilities in Wales. Muthu worked as a Team Leader in Adult Social Care for eight years before owning residential homes for people with learning disabilities, Northamptonshire and London. He created Aster Care Ltd in 2007, originally to provide a care agency service to another of the group’s learning disability establishments.