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 support to participants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the areas of Living Options, Working Life, Lifestyle & Leisure and Support Coordination, 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.
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.