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Lanarkshire home care worker nominated to represent country at national awards

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A South Lanarkshire care worker has been nominated to represent Scotland at a prestigious national awards.East Kilbride-based home carer, Caroline Ledger, 63, is employed by South Lanarkshire Council and was put forward by a family she had worked with.

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.National finals will be held in March in Birmingham and Caroline has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Scottish region category.Caroline's nomination came as a complete surprise to her.

She told Lanarkshire Live : "I have been with South Lanarkshire Council for about 19 years now and I find the job so rewarding. "I like working with people and those with complex needs and get a lot of job satisfaction - you couldn't do the job otherwise."For many years I did factory work but decided I didn't want to do that anymore, so did some volunteering in the care sector and decided that was the avenue I wanted to go down."This nomination came totally out the blue - when I opened the emailed, I thought it was someone having me on at first."But it was a

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