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Carer at Oak House Residential Home in Rutland is 'unsung hero'

On the face of it, Rutland care home worker Simon Smith had plenty to feel down about when the pandemic struck.

He worked in one of the most hard-hit industries, his wedding had to be cancelled and he could no longer take his autistic son Morgan to the park in Oakham.

But the 43-year-old is not one to mope and opted instead to throw himself into his work, build a huge sensory play area for his son, and fix a new wedding date with partner Vanessa.

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