Carer Simone Crowe had a last day to remember at Gryphon Place earlier this year when her colleagues threw her a baby shower.

The Norwich-based team got together to celebrate Simone’s final day of work before going on maternity leave. They laid on pizza for lunch, decorated the home with balloons and got Simone a sash to wear for the day.

Simone, who has worked at Gryphon Place for five years, was thrilled by the gesture as she excitedly preparing for the arrival of her first child.

As well as her colleagues, Simone’s baby shower was also attended by some of the people supported at Gryphon Place. Her colleague Louise also bought her pet pooch Phoenix, a Northern Inuit Dog, in for a visit.

Home Manager Araceli Serrano said: “It was lovely to be able to celebrate with Simone, we’re all excited to meet her little one. We’ll miss her at Gryphon Place but hope to see her soon.”