A CARE service in Clydebank has been praised by inspectors.

During an unannounced visit last month, Alltogether Care Services were graded “very good” by the Care Inspectorate.

Providing a combination of housing support and care at home services, the firm aims to help as many people as possible stay in their home.

As well as looking after the elderly, Alltogether Care also works with people who have a sensory impairment, or a learning disability, in a bid to ensure their own independence.

The Care Inspectorate graded three areas of care; overall quality, staffing and management and leadership.

All three were graded the second highest possible.

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A relative of a service user told inspectors: “The difference in both my parents since we have moved services to Alltogether Care has been amazing.”

Inspectors spoke to a number of people who had been cared for by different services, some of whom spoke of how much of a difference had been made to their lives, mainly through the staff taking time to listen to service users.

One service user said: “I am very happy with the staff and my care I have been able to get up and have a shower and my hair washed.

“Staff always spend adequate time with me.”

Another said: “The staff are very cheery when coming in the door. They look after me well.

“Before I only had a tuck call; now I receive a tea call, which is great.

“Staff are all lovely that attend and I receive great care from them all.”

Another service user said staff at Alltogether had adapted to their needs after a stint in hospital.

They said: “ Staff would be very attentive and supportive and take the time and care to look after me. After another hospital stay they made my meals and if I need anything brought in they will go and get it for me. I can be very stubborn at times but they always remind me they are here to help.”