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Dereham care supervisor claims a college first

Supervisor Rebecca Woods shows Quebec Hall resident Jean Fitt her health and social care work diploma. Picture: QUEBEC HALL

Supervisor Rebecca Woods shows Quebec Hall resident Jean Fitt her health and social care work diploma. Picture: QUEBEC HALL

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Dedication to caring for senior citizens has paid off for 20-year-old Rebecca Woods, who has become the first at her college to earn a new qualification.

Supervisor Rebecca Woods shows Quebec Hall resident Jean Fitt her health and social care work diploma. Picture: QUEBEC HALLSupervisor Rebecca Woods shows Quebec Hall resident Jean Fitt her health and social care work diploma. Picture: QUEBEC HALL

Miss Woods, a former Dereham Northgate High School student, has been awarded a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care as a lead adult care worker, making her the first at the King's Lynn-based College of West Anglia to do so.

Miss Woods, who works at Dereham's Quebec Hall Christian Residential Care Home, said: “I love being here. I work with some very nice people – and the residents are all lovely.”

Karen Vertigan, the home's head of care, said: “Rebecca is the youngest supervisor we have ever appointed.

“Her potential was obvious as soon as she started working here as a schoolgirl at weekends. We were so impressed with Rebecca's natural skills and dedication we offered her the opportunity to begin training for a supervisor role while she was still at sixth form.”

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