Mai-Wel is focused on providing vibrant and innovative services with top quality resources and facilities that provide the best opportunities for people with a disability.
Below is some information about the exciting projects underway with Mai-Wel.
Sensational Spaces, at The Hill
Our Sensational Spaces project will deliver two sensory rooms and a sensory garden for the people with a disability who participate in services at The Hill.
Imagine dedicated spaces where sensory stimulation can be controlled by the user to suit their individual needs. Spaces with projectors, light wheels, fibre optics, lamps, sounds/noises, smells, textures, and tactile sensory objects are integrated, to provide sensory stimulation and relaxation, whilst reducing the barriers that disrupt quality of life and build on the skills necessary for social wellbeing – this is our dream for our Sensational Spaces.
Research suggests that multi-sensory stimulation can provide opportunities for people to develop or reactivate their senses.
The relaxing and rejuvenating affects have long term benefits, including; a reduction in behaviours of concern; ability to communicate thoughts and feeling in alternate ways, improved social, emotional and physical wellbeing and improved access, participation and choice for people with disability.
Through engagement with industry professionals including local landscapers and a sensory artist/designer, the Sensational Spaces will be custom created spaces for our participants to enjoy. To hear more about the project, watch our interview above with Manager of The Hill, Margo.
The project is currently under construction thanks to funds raised at Mai-Wel’s events and initiatives in 2019 and a successful grant from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation. Click here to read about the successful grant application.
Due to current world events, Mai-Wel’s major fundraising activities for 2020 have been post-poned, including our 10th Annual Gala Ball. This has a big impact on our ability to fundraise for the remaining funds needed to complete this project. If you would like to donate to our Sensational Spaces, please click ththe link below.