Hereford Times:

Altogether Care, sponsors of this year's award for Palliative/End of Life Care, is a domiciliary care agency based in Hereford that aims to provide care and support to people in need within and around Herefordshire.

The company was established by Helen Gordon, who had worked within social care for over 13 years before opening the doors of Altogether Care on January 10, 2014!

It can be difficult accepting support when life changing events happen but, say Altogether Care, "We can offer advice and support to you from our experienced, mature and professional staff.

"Whether you need us for half an hour, to several visits daily or even a full waking/sleep-in service we aim to provide the care you want. Our service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.

"We aim to support you to live in your own home and help maintain your independent life. We can assist you with personal care, bathing, showering, dressing, preparation and support to eat and drink, prompting and assisting you with medication, light domestic tasks, support you at social events and activities, the list is endless.

"We specialise in support to the elderly, those with physical difficulties and palliative care plus respite and care whilst convalescing.

"Altogether Care staff are trained to the highest standards as well having worked in the care sector for numerous years and we provide ongoing training ensuring optimum care.

Standards are always met and regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission for your peace of mind.