Jacob’s made, mixed and mastered his first original song!

Jacob’s made, mixed and mastered his first original song! Budding songwriter Jacob has released his first original song, created during his private music sessions at Mai-Wel on Vincent in Cessnock. Participants are able to explore the world of music one-on-one- with a Creative Arts mentor during weekly one hour sessions. Jacob first started his private music sessions back in February 2021. During these sessions, participants can create their own music goal. From the beginning, his goal was to learn how to write, record, mix and master songs, as [...]

A blooming success!

A blooming success! Spring has sprung at The Hill, our purpose built facility for people with disability. We are fortunate to have a sensory garden where our participants can pick herbs, vegetables and now in spring, can make their own bouquet of flowers! Surprised with an abundance of flowers, our team at the Hill researched how to make and prepare a bouquet. Jenna and Glen, participants of the Hill set out in the garden, to create the perfect take-home gift for their mums! Jenna and Glenn were able [...]

By |2021-09-17T14:10:32+10:0016th September, 2021|Good News Stories, The Hill|

Liam is Seeking Work Experience in Graphic Design

Liam is Seeking Work Experience in Graphic Design Meet Liam, a talented artist and aspiring graphic designer who is now looking for work experience in the industry! Liam has been practicing and extending his skills in design software, as well as developing his workplace readiness skills in communication, interview-practice and managing deadlines. In his spare time, Liam  fine tunes his skills, making artworks for musicians and assets for games. You can check out some of Liam’s designs at the end of this article. Liam takes part in a [...]

Order up! Bailey’s been cooking up a storm with Mai-Wel’s Transition to Work

Order up! Bailey’s been cooking up a storm with Mai-Wel’s Transition to Work Mai-Wel’s Transition to Work employment program assists youth from 15-24 years of age transition from school to employment. Our staff help young job seekers break down the barriers to employment, by helping them discover and achieve their vocational goals. Meet Bailey, who began at Transition to Work with an interest in hospitality but wasn’t quite sure on the next steps to take. After discussing career paths, skills and suitability with his Youth Support Mentor, Bailey [...]

Karen’s Keeping Connected During Lockdown

Karen’s Keeping Connected During Lockdown The Mai-Wel Team have been working together to make sure everyone keeps connected throughout lockdown. Karen, a resident at Mai-Wel’s Supported Living residence Rose Cottage, is currently in lockdown with her three other housemates. Usually she would attend The Hub three times a week, and was thrilled to learn that virtual supports would be continuing. To ensure Karen would be able to join in on the programs, Support Coordinator Sarah worked with the staff at Rose Cottage to discuss The Hub’s online virtual [...]

Mai-Wel’s The Hub Goes Online for Lockdown!

Mai-Wel’s The Hub Goes Online for Lockdown! Mai-Wel’s The Hub has taken to the virtual world to continue working towards their creative goals throughout the lockdown! To minimise face-to-face supports at Mai-Wel’s The Hub, Support Worker Maddy joined with Tara and Alex in the Online Art Studio for their Creative Arts program. Together they worked independently on their individual art projects while keeping connected and having creative conversations about all things art. The Hub are no strangers to the online world, having adapted to continuing supports through the [...]

Ticking off Bucket List Dreams with Mai-Wel’s Support Coordination

Ticking off Bucket List Dreams with Mai-Wel’s Support Coordination When Vicki met with her Support Coordinator in March this year, she didn’t expect her joke about being unable to travel due to COVID, to turn into a hot air balloon ride adventure! Support Coordinators assist people with disability to use their National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding to pursue their goals and aspirations. Vicki attended an appointment with Mai-Wel Support Coordinator Sarah in March, along with her sister Gayle and Mai-Wel Supported Living Service Lead Keziah, to discuss [...]

By |2021-08-09T12:38:26+10:009th August, 2021|Good News Stories, Support Coordination|

Sarah’s turning her passion for youth work into employment

Sarah’s turning her passion for youth work into employment Sarah has been building her qualifications and finding her passions while taking part in Mai-Wel LabourForce Solution’s Disability Employment Service at Cessnock. Sarah has been working on completing a range of qualifications to narrow down the vocation she would like to enter into long-term. Sarah has completed a Certificate IV in Community Services. In order to gain this Certificate, Sarah completed work experience at a local youth centre, where she managed group sessions, one-on-one case management and also advocated [...]

Michael’s Recipe for Success with Step Up!

Michael’s Recipe for Success with Step Up! Michael takes part in Mai-Wel’s Step Up program, where people with disability are supported to build skills, capacity and confidence for work after leaving school. During his time with Step Up, Michael has been completing a number of training programs and experiences to prepare him for work in the hospitality industry. With a combination of supportive on-site practical experiences, vocational qualifications, theory and work experience, Michael has been cooking up a recipe for success for his future hospitality career! Step 1: [...]

Getting Out and About with Work Life Connect, Cessnock

Getting Out and About with Work Life Connect, Cessnock Each Friday Work Life Connect’s Community Access program takes off to explore the greater Hunter. The Community Access programs aims to assist participants of Work Life Connect meet up in a small group, practice using public transport and participate in activities and events happening in the wider Hunter community. Starting in May, the participants came together to develop a 12 week schedule of locations throughout Maitland and Newcastle they wanted to explore. Since then, each Friday the group get [...]

By |2021-07-19T12:18:01+10:0019th July, 2021|Good News Stories, Work Life Connect|

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