Mel started at the beginning of the year and is really enjoying the job so far. In her own words ‘the team and the members have been friendly and welcoming and each day is so different from the next.’
She came from a background of horticultural therapy having ran garden centres staffed by adults with learning disabilities, and even had a period of time having fun doing garden makeovers for the BBC. In her earlier career she worked as a freelance photographer and stylist and as a learning support assistant at further education venues in these subjects.
For the last few years she has had administration jobs within the NHS and worked part time gardening, keeping her interest in horticulture going. She is thrilled to work alongside adults with learning disabilities again and has met some fantastic people.