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 [...]

Therapy dog Lulu visits Lily House

Therapy dog Lulu visits Lily House There’s no doubt that patting a puppy brings pure joy to any environment. Unfortunately for residents at Mai-Wel’s Supported Living House, Lily House, a permanent pet is a fall risk, and for the safety of residents, not permitted. However, that doesn’t mean residents have to miss out on the joys of animal companionship. After some residents in Lily House expressed interest in spending some time with man’s best friend, Mai-Wel staff discussed possibilities and looked to external organisations who could bring [...]

By |2021-01-15T18:55:32+11:006th November, 2020|Supported Living|

The Esperance: A Home in the Making

The Esperance: A Home in the Making Mai-Wel owns a range of beautiful purpose-built homes for people with disability to live their best life in a supported living environment and are currently in the process of building another home, which will be known as The Esperance. The Esperance will be a home for four Mai-Wel residents who currently reside in other Mai-Wel properties. It has been an exciting time for these residents, as they’ve been able to follow the journey of the build of their new home. [...]

By |2021-01-15T18:56:29+11:005th November, 2020|Supported Living|

Pauline loves her fully funded pink powered wheelchair!

Pauline loves her fully funded pink powered wheelchair! Pauline, one of Mai-Wel’s Supported Living residents, was very excited to receive a brand new, powered wheelchair (PWC) in her all-time favourite colour – pink! With the price of the chair being almost $23,000, the Mai-Wel team pulled together and succeeded in getting the chair fully funded by the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). Over the past few years, Pauline has been limited as to when and where she could access the community. After a number of falls, a [...]

By |2021-02-12T10:50:38+11:0026th October, 2020|Support Coordination, Supported Living|

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 |2021-01-15T19:00:51+11:0015th July, 2020|Supported Living|

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