About Mai-Wel

Mai-Wel creates and delivers vibrant, innovative services and successful businesses which provide opportunities for people with a disability to achieve their dreams and goals for life.

Mai-Wel is registered to provide supports to participants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The support services provided by Mai-Wel are varied to meet the goals and aspirations of people with disability across the Lower and Upper Hunter, Maitland and Port Stephens areas.

We guarantee to provide participants with a service that is supported by a commitment to best practice and an outstanding history of community spirit built on trust. We are proud to have been one of the first disability organisations in Australia to gain Quality Assurance Accreditation and we continue to uphold the rights of people with a disability.

We are committed to providing a dedicated and outstanding service for people with a disability and their families.

Our Board of Directors

Colin Mai-Wel Board of Directors, Colin Sales PRESIDENT Colin Sales Debbie Mai-Wel Board of Directors, Debbie Laarkamp VICE PRESIDENT Debbie Laarkamp Craig McGregor Mai-Wel Board of Directors, Craig McGregor VICE PRESIDENT Craig McGregor Deb Mai-Wel Board of Directors, Deb Mirisch HONORARY SECRETARY Deb Mirisch Paul Mai-Wel Board of Directors, Paul Thompson HONORARY TREASURER Paul Thompson Kate Mai-Wel Board of Directors, Kate Alexander DIRECTOR Kate Alexander Michael Mai-Wel Board of Directors, Michael Burfitt DIRECTOR Michael Burfitt Susan Mai-Wel Board of Directors, Susan Moran DIRECTOR Susan Moran Martin Mai-Wel Board of Directors, Martin Corrigan DIRECTOR Martin Corrigan Carolyn Mai-Wel Board of Directors, Carolyn Higgs DIRECTOR
Carolyn Higgs

Our History

In November 1960 a number of families met and shared their concerns about the lack of recognition of the needs of their children with a disability for an education and opportunities for life. This event marked the formation of Mai-Wel. The challenge to remove the discrimination experienced by people with a disability and their carers is as strong a motive today as it has been throughout the past 60 years.

In 2012, The Mai-Wel Group received funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Environment, to launch a History Project, researching and documenting the organisation’s rich history and contribution to the Maitland community. The History Project was completed mid-2014 and is available in the form of a book and short film documentary. The Mai-Wel Group would like to thank local journalist, Alek Shulha, for the many hours he volunteered to help bring this project to life.

Read the History Book
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We've been filming a little story at Delnorth in Thornton this week about their partnership with MWLFS to provide employment opportunities for local job seekers.
Here’s a little behind the scenes shot of the upcoming video featuring Rokia of MWLFS
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MWLFS job seekers have recently received a First Aid Cert as part of their Cert II Horticulture course. With Spring bringing lots of job opportunities in garden maintenance the job seekers will have a competitive edge on the field https://t.co/QCxNQhN9d1
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It look just one week for Pauline's powered wheelchair to be approved for full funding in her NDIS plan, thanks to a team effort from Mai-Wel Support Coordination, Supported Living and the Mitchell Integrated Therapy OTs Ebony and Jo.
Read about it at https://t.co/pagggSqWTv https://t.co/wp5CquIys1
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