Talented Team Leader Steph brought floral beauty to Swanton services across the UK this spring by delivering a flower arranging masterclass.

Steph now works at Sunderland Supported Living (SSL) but used to be a florist and has incredible skills.

After chatting with the people she supports about trying new activities, Steph offered to put on a flower arranging masterclass.

She delivered the session live on Teams where Swanton services across the UK could tune in to try their hand at making a beginners’ bouquet too.

SSL Service Manager Faye Hunter said Steph’s incredible workshop delivered stunning results.

Faye said: “It’s one of the best masterclasses we’ve ever had.

“Steph is a very talented florist, and she made it so simple to create the beginners’ bouquets.

“Everyone who tuned in loved the class and were thrilled with the fabulous results. What’s lovely is that the people we support were able to give the bouquets to their loved ones as gifts.”

Steph decided to change careers back in November 2019 when she began working for SSL.

She soon found that she loved working with the people we support and hasn’t looked back.

However, her floristry skills are still in demand as she’s already been lined up to do another masterclass.

Faye added: “Steph has promised to do a Christmas wreath session later this year.

“Working with flowers and foliage is wonderful for the people we support as it’s sensory and therapeutic.

“We feel fortunate to have someone as multi-talented as Steph in our team.”