2023-01-25 06:22:08

Kathy Hillcoat: Thrilled carer, 76, wins newcomer of the year award

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By Jennifer Harby

BBC News

A carer has said she is thrilled after being given a best newcomer award at the age of 76.

Kathy Hillcoat, from Leicester Forest East, took up the job less than a year ago after being made redundant from her previous role as a supermarket worker.

She said she loved going to work and helping people.

A spokeswoman for Home Instead, the home care service she works for, said she was "incredibly proud" of Mrs Hillcoat.

Mrs Hillcoat won the Best Newcomer to Care award in the Care Professional of the Year awards, organised by Inspired to Care, a Leicestershire County Council team.

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