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Michael practices life skills with a plateful of pancakes!

Michael practices life skills with a plateful of pancakes! Back in July, Michael learned to make pancakes in the Thrive Kitchen/Café as part of Mai-Wel’s Step Up initiative. Michael enjoys cooking and wanted to learn new meals he can cook at home. Making the pancakes was not only a  lot of fun, but gave Michael the opportunity  to practice life skills that can be used at home and in the workplace. To begin, Michael and Support Worker Nicole went to Woolworths to by ingredients for the recipe. [...]

By |2020-08-05T16:54:40+10:005th August, 2020|Other|

The Hill Debuts its New Sensational Sensory Room!

Jesse experiences the benefits of  The Hills new sensational sensory room! The Hill has recently debuted its new sensory room for participants to enjoy a calming and relaxing environment. This new addition to The Hill has already been a hit with many participants and it has been exciting to watch everyone engaging with and enjoying the new resource. Jesse in particular is enjoying the space and is benefitting from engaging with the sensory room experiences, which he now visits several times a day. When Jesse first started [...]

By |2020-07-31T15:11:58+10:0031st July, 2020|Other|

Put the ‘Fun’ in ‘Fundraising’ during Move for Mai-Wel

Put the ‘Fun’ in ‘Fundraising’ during Move for Mai-Wel We are all excited to Move for Mai-Wel this August. By walking, wheeling or running, we want to get hearts pumping, have some fun, all while helping to raise funds for the upgrade and development of infrastructure and recreational spaces within Mai-Wel’s homes and facilities! The Mai-Wel Group aims to create an array of spaces for people with a disability in which they can grow, learn and have fun. With funds going towards such a [...]

By |2020-07-30T21:06:19+10:0030th July, 2020|Other|

Visual Arts Professional Development – open for Expression of Interest!

Visual Arts Professional Development - open for Expression of Interest! Community-based visual arts professional development program based in the studio space and gallery of Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) to commence by 4 August 2020. This is an opportunity for professional development within a public art gallery space within the community. Artists will be mentored to explore traditional and contemporary art practice within MRAG current exhibitions, observe gallery exhibition installation and work within the accessible studio space. The program will be held each Tuesday for 8 weeks, [...]

By |2020-07-23T15:47:08+10:0022nd July, 2020|Creative Arts, Lifestyle and Leisure|

Tamburlaine Organic Wine offer!

Looking to refill your wine rack? Tamburlaine Organic Wines has a deal for you! Long-time Mai-Wel supporter, Tamburlaine Organic Wines, has teamed up with us for a fantastic fundraiser every wine-drinker will enjoy. For every case (that’s 12 bottles) of Tamburlaine Organic Wines sold, $50 will be donated to Mai-Wel! If you order 2 cases or more, Tamburlaine will double their donation to Mai-Wel, and will throw in free delivery. You may have tasted Tamburlaine’s Organic Wines at our past Mai-Wel events, they are delicious! To [...]

By |2020-07-22T11:29:25+10:0022nd July, 2020|Events and Fundraising|

Douglas is enjoying the opportunity to get back into the community!

Douglas is enjoying the opportunity to get back into the community! After three months isolating, which included ceasing his attendance at Mai-Wel’s Life FUNdamentals Cessnock, Douglas has returned to face-to-face supports! He was very excited to get back out into the community and engage with locals, of course while social distancing. In Douglas' first community outing he was supported to visit his favourite local businesses and enjoyed lunch at the Hotel Cessnock. Participating in his community is very important to Douglas and he enjoyed reconnecting with other [...]

By |2020-07-21T16:33:07+10:0021st July, 2020|Lifestyle and Leisure, The Hub Cessnock|

Roeshene has found meaningful employment with Sharkskin in Beresfield!

Roeshene has found meaningful employment with Sharkskin in Beresfield! Roeshene joined Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) Transition to Work (TtW) employment program with the goal to study and work part-time. Through TtW she learned skills to apply for jobs of interest, practiced interview skills and accessed additional training and experience. When she was job-ready, Roeshene was marketed to suitable employers and was successful in her application for a role at Sharkskin, a local business making wetsuits and other water sport apparel and clothing. Roeshene enjoys [...]

By |2020-07-20T14:31:19+10:0020th July, 2020|Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Working Life|

Staying happy and healthy during COVID-19 with Mai-Wel’s Supported Living

Staying happy and healthy during COVID-19 with Mai-Wel’s Supported Living During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mai-Wel’s Supported Living residents have been staying safe by minimising unnecessary contact with those outside their home. Many of the group activities that residents enjoyed were also closed during the crisis, so it was time for residents to get creative with how they’ve been spending their time! To keep everyone engaged while staying safe at home, Supported Living staff jumped at the opportunity to learn new skills and activities, with [...]

By |2020-07-23T15:47:32+10:0015th July, 2020|Living Options|

It’s time to get active with Move for Mai-Wel!

It's time to get active with Move for Mai-Wel! 2020 has been a quiet year so far for events due to COVID-19, but this August, Mai-Wel is bringing a brand new virtual event to their online community and beyond - Move for Mai-Wel! The concept is simple; throughout the month of August, individuals or teams of "Movers” will challenge themselves to reach their own distance goal by the final day of the month. The aim for this event is not only [...]

By |2020-07-14T17:39:14+10:0014th July, 2020|Events and Fundraising|

Edward’s landed a lifelong career with MWLFS

Edward's landed a lifelong career with MWLFS Congratulations to Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions job seeker Edward (pictured), for obtaining employment with The Nextt Group, supporting people with disability both in their homes and out in the community. Edward began his journey towards employment with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions first by enrolling in an ‘Essential Skills for Community Services’ course. He successfully completed the course, which helped to refresh his disability support skill set and also enabled him to gain his first aid certificate. After completing the [...]

By |2020-07-20T21:21:33+10:0014th July, 2020|Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Working Life|
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