Award win for unpaid carer

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A SOUTH Yorkshire carer is celebrating after she was presented with a national honour.

Margaret Baker won the ‘Unpaid Carer of the Year’ category of the Great British Care Awards in London.

Margaret, from Barnsley, who looks after her husband who has cancer and dementia, was nominated by Lillian Lettin from Barnsley Council.

Lillian said: “Margaret is a naturally placid person and I’ve seen her confidence develop over the years to the point where she will now challenge senior managers on the realities of life for unpaid carers. She does not promote herself and never expects reward or recognition.”

Margaret said: “I am thrilled to have received this award. It was totally unexpected, and I still can’t quite believe that I’ve won it.”