Kind carer Cath wins top support award

County care worker Cath Kitchen has been named as the winner of the learner support award at the Midlands learndirect Inspiration Awards.

Cath, with learndirect, works in Hospital and Outreach Education, supporting children and young people with medical and mental health difficulties which prevent them from attending school full time.

Cath delivers careers education and guidance to pupils in home and in the in-patient units in order to prepare vulnerable pupils for the world of work.

On receiving her award, Cath said: “I’ve always enjoyed working with children and young people and the whole team are really passionate about helping young people.

“My work is about the individual progress of every young person.”

She will now go forward to a national judging panel, where regional winners will compete with others from across Britain for a national award to be announced at a ceremony Tuesday, July 7.